The things that I create are all about memory, nostalgia, and creating space/time for reflection. Often as I create, I am reflecting upon everyday moments that we tend to take for granted. I am also drawn to things that have been discarded or that are not typically considered beautiful. This means my work may include dyed papers and fabrics made from the rust of old tools, or the industrial ripples of corrugated cardboard. I also have a huge collection of recycled papers, such as vintage photographs, maps, sheet music, and pages from obsolete textbooks. I love the contrast that results from these 'rough pages' and more delicate Japanese papers. For me, it's all about playing with texture and layers!
I am also a health researcher and I use creative practices, such as photography, collage, and storytelling to help people share their experiences of chronic illness in meaningful ways. Workshop themes such as transformation and metamorphosis have then found their way into my creative work. A portion of all sales from this website will support arts-based health research.