The work I do is part of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between order and chaos. My process mirrors this interest. After manoeuvring ink on paper I select a natural formation such as branching or cell division and apply the behaviour to the pen, repeat the pattern into the ink as I go. This self-similarity approach to drawing allows an image to emerge with no preconceived idea of the final result. I have expanded the process to include unconventional combinations of fluid mediums to include with ink, including consumables and household chemicals. This presents the opportunity to incorporate elements like force, temperature and chemical reaction.
The mind attempts to make sense of experience. We look for imagery in the random and meaning in unpredictable events. The drawings I create are my way of exploring complexity and emergence; of how a decision or series of decisions effect a particular outcome. Using a generative approach to drawing provides the opportunity to study the interconnections between art an science.
I find the human brain fascinating; when presented with the same image or event, each individual will perceive something different depending on his or her own experience or expectations.
I am an emerging artist living in Cambridgeshire. Due to circumstances involving one of my children and a traumatic brain injury, I began to work in abstract art for the first time. My current practice became a therapeutic coping mechanism alongside the neurological rehabilitation that has consumed and changed family life. This experience feeds heavily into my process due to choice and control being limited; this is mirrored in my work. It has meant that, in order to continue my practice, I work from an art studio we built at home.
I was awarded my degree in Fine Art with honours from the Cambridge School of Art and have exhibited in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. I work in association with the Cambridge Drawing Society and Cambridge Open Studios. I have worked in collaboration with charities, scientists, artists, mathematicians and educational institutions including University of Cambridge.
My art has been exhibited in artistic, scientific, and therapeutic settings. I take commissions and welcome opportunities to collaborate with different disciplines.
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