"In a time of environmental collapse, my work aims to repair our disconnection with nature using technology.
My process begins with walking through natural landscapes – often the forest – and digitising everything. I squeeze the natural world through a digital lens: scanning trees, coding virtual-reality forests, wiring plants to computers, projecting into woodland...
I intentionally misuse technology, encouraging glitches to run throughout my digital work and mimicking them in my prints as floating shapes or holes. These weightless shapes intrude on my trees and figures like unseen forces or spirits, harmonising the physical natural realm with the floating digital and spiritual realms.
Online research is the driving force behind my practice and I embrace the internet as a hub of fact and fiction. In one tab, I could be reading about the latest biotechnology developments; in the next tab: an ancient folklore surrounded by glittering clip art.
Second Sad Grads Zine
With fellow UK art school graduates who also had their exhibitions cancelled due to Covid19.
Cats Cradle // Stanley Picker Gallery
Six week proposal project led by Lucy Hutchinson. Proposed an anthology merging folkloric and scientific explanations of cleft lips. (read here)
Wood Wide Web // Stanley Picker Gallery
Book blending science, folklore, and digitisation, displayed at Stanley Picker Gallery
Predictable // Brooklyn Sketchbook Library in New York
Handmade book written using predictive text then illustrated with dreamy watercolours.
Plathoes Cave online magazine
Work featured alongside article ‘Encountering Value Beyond the Certainty Machine’. (view here)
Oct 2020 - 2021
Walkie Talkie building in London // Liberty Specialty Markets Art Award
Painting and prints from Interference series
Silk Mill Gallery in Frome // Bat Print Studio Launch
Interference printmaking series
William Morris Society in London // Wallpaper Man with Storybox Collective
A.I. generated Morris patterns (view here)
Platform Gallery at Kingston School of Art // Pause
Interactive plant attached to a moisture sensor which ‘talked’ to viewers.
Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston Upon Thames // Book-ish
Book blending science, folklore, and digitisation.
Longleat Forest in Somerset // Forest Shapes
Forest light installation
Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London // Out of Touch
Mirror box. Curated, exhibited and dismantled the entire exhibition within one evening.
Borough Group Collective // London South Bank University
About A.I. generated Borough Group Collective painting commission
William Morris Society
About A.I. generated William Morris patterns
May 2021 to current
Sept 2020 to current
Sept - Dec 2020
Feb 2020 + Oct 2017
May - July 2018
Sept 2017 - Nov 2018
Nov 2013 to Sept 2016
Showing applicable career history only:
Arts Programme Assistant // Knowle West Media Collective, Bristol
Social Media Manager // Bat Print Studios, Frome, Somerset
Children’s Art School Assistant // Bat Print Studios, Frome, Somerset
Workshop Leader // Kingston School of Art
Gallery Sitter // E-space 8 and Studio Rialto in Montreal
Project Manager & Project Assistant // Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames
Gallery Assistant // Stanley Picker Gallery in London
Student Academic Mentor // Kingston School of Art
Library Assistant // Trowbridge Library in Wiltshire
2016 - 2020
2014 - 2015
2007 - 2014
First Class Fine Art BA (Hons) Degree
Kingston School of Art in England
+ International study abroad year at Concordia Unversity in Montreal, Canada
Merit in Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
A levels: Art A*, English Lit & Lang A, Psychology A.
GCSEs: 10 A* - C
St Augustines College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
Creative Conscience 2020 // Commended entry
For Data Water
Liberty Specialty Markets Art Award with Parker Harris // Finalist
For Interference series