Found images are the sketch that launch new ideas in collage. Selected images are juxta-posed with re-contextualised art historical references to drive new narratives. My creative aim is to riff on themes of relationships and the human condition, often evoking both drama and a playfully noire humour. My pursuit is to convey a deeper meaning beyond the sum of the subverted images and assembled fragments. Extending beyond “paper art”, my practice crosses boundaries erected around collage, drawing, painting and sculpture to create fresh hybrid combines.
All my pieces have a female voice, a challenging narrative and often a dark tension.
The piece was created at the end of the first Covid-19 lockdown. It narrates the trail that each person leaves in terms of consumer goods. I believe Covid made people more aware of the impact of their spending habits upon the environment. As shops re-open I should like to think that more people walk towards sustainability.