My personal background is one of growing up on the grounds of an old Lancashire flax mill, with Japanese roots stemming from the partner of the construction group which built the Sydney Opera House, all of which makes me ludicrously engrossed in history of quality craft and structure.
My work derives itself from a humorous scrutiny of societal pressures and implications on women with subsequent environmental and ethical consequences. By examining such instabilities my work lends itself a more concerning approach and therefore looks into how this can be made into a positive feature. These instabilities focus the eye, concentrate the brain, and ultimately connect and engage with the viewer or wearer. It is in this way that each piece strives to become an integral experience within its possessors' life. As a dedicated vegetarian it is particularly important that I source carefully for this reason and also to enable the materials to carry out the experience while retaining their qualities - Durable yet in the right sense of the term; withstanding usable time yet bio-degrading when the time comes for it to go back to the earth in which it was borne from. It is this very point that is a current ongoing exploration.