My visual language is primarily physical and is informed by live art, ecology, feminism and new materialism. Extending through installations, objects, paintings, digital media, writing and performances, my practice explores connections between felt experience and the political economy of material.
Using ready-made colour, the work draws on a popular consumer aesthetic yet resists slick design as a foil to the values of consumption and suspect hierarchies of taste. The sensibility is both bogus and earnest, performative and organic, innocent and wry. The outcome often absurd, humorous, precarious, celebratory, experimental and speculative, yet ethically focused and dogmatic. lol.
I consider an artistic gesture to be the same as a gesture of care, and the problems that this position gives rise to, provide tension and momentum within the work. My experimental theory, Visual Nutrition, binds aesthetic gestures and viewing, to broader life-cycles and collectives. Instead of simplifying and reducing, Visual Nutrition plays out as oscillations across an assembly of layered positions, entangling and tying up the myriad trajectories that enable it to come into being: the appetite-driven Autonom of physical-visual spectacle; the messy Autobio of self-expressive excesses; and, the duty-bound unAtom in service to the concerns of shared ecologies.