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A selection of work in reverse chronological order











the afterwards
2022
found granite block, twelve sheets of handmade paper made from one year of extraneous medical documentation, medicine information sheets, pharmacy bags, repeat sheets, assorted scrap paper, polyester fibres all shredded, pulped and reformed into new paper, packaged first aid supplies from approximately 1992, ink on printer paper, jam jar lid, found hand-made doily, mod-podge gloss, studio debris including price stickers, many sequins, string, dust, dirt, screws, nails, pins and beads, childhood photograph, pencil, safety pin, wool and washi tape on paper.









the inbetween (nothing but love)
2021-22
balsa wood, watercolour, antique bus ticket, photo printed sticker of an x-ray of my lungs during an episode of pericarditis, pneumonia and a partially collapsed lung, photocopy of old medical illustration, nails, small glass pane, melamine tray, paper handmade by me, marker pen on free poster drawing that i began during first year of art school and finished now, photocopy, laminator pocket, smiley face paper clips, digital print transfer onto film, sticker, shortbread tin lid, transparent plastic box, mod-podge gloss, acrylic ink, sequins, sewing thread, assorted studio floor debris.









four heads
2021-22
paper pulp, watercolour, hand dyed linen, wool, novelty giant key box, dried seed pod, found mask (snow white and the seven dwarfs- sneezy), gift box, found abandoned ceramic project head, hessian, felt, buttons, garden twine, natural wool wadding, ceramic pot with strawberry print, sewing thread, extra large pickling jar with jam jar lid, decorative jam jar lid cover, home-made sticker, digital print of scan of face, laminator pocket, water, food colouring, wig, doily.






SABLE: stash acquisition beyond life expectancy
2021-22
cardboard box, tissue paper, balsa wood, emulsion, mod podge, acrylic ink, cardboard, doily, miniature furniture and bric a brac at 12:1 scale: 4 chairs, grandfather clock, iron look dividing screen, duvet and pillows, dolls house emporium memorial plates, silver look coffee pot, tray, milk jug and cup, biscuit jar, framed pictures, pendant lamp and shade, led bulb, flowerpot, desk calendar, ink pot and quil










(wasn't ready to be a) SUPERN0VA
2021-22
found painted twig, pin, marker pen, found painted timber, colouring pencil, mod podge gloss, crocs wellington boots box, light up christmas tree, green hand drying tissues, tissue paper, digital print on coloured paper, string, semi-precious beads, lid from sewing pin pot, rainbow string, handkerchief box, sticker residue, plastic sun-with-a-face keyring charm, shaved polyester and acrylic fibres, handmade paper, glass headed sewing pin, paper and wire four leaf clover, pipe cleaner, bird feeder, dirty sequin and embroidery embellishment




treasure seeker
2022
3 mins and 17 seconds.
soundtrack








treasure village
2021
The following objects were all found and presumably lost on the 10 minute walk between my bus stop and studio: drawing pin, repurposed painted wood, pebble painted to look like a shoe, half a plastic snow white toy, birthday candle (pink), iron monopoly game piece, mysterious pink thing, religious charm, flower hair elastic, butterfly toy ring, sewing thread spool, transparent dome. These were acquired deliberately: mod podge gloss, nail, screws, photocopies, matches and matchbox, architecture model human.







treasure village 2: the suburbs
2021-22
The following objects were lost and found in an expanded area, around Newcastle general. Damaged wood, wool, peg dolly, strange animal charm, religious silver-look chalice charm, dior ribbon, paperclip, cameo costume jewelry pendant, ribbon embellishment, babies teething toy, key clip, file string, metal handbag loop. These were acquired deliberately: mod podge gloss, screws, acrylic rod, photocopies.







mementomorikatamari
2022
spinning clown mobile, string, acrylic rods, wooden beads, curtain hanging hook, silver ring, silver miniature bell, horse shaped paper clips, clothes fastening pin, childrens silver plated spoon and fork, acrylic wool, embroidery silk, semi-precious stone beads, star ceramic mosaic tile, sugar paper, paperclip, polymer clay, white felt pen, screw, pendant back, sequins, ikea pencil, on/off switch, monopoly money, seam ripper lid, plastic object that goes in shirt collars to keep them in shape, stitch holder, hook from packaging, photocopy, blue cardboard, painted twig, ruler










g.a.m.e.s
2022
rulers: metal, plastic and other materials, thermometer, combination square, rotring alphabet stencil, collected round objects: bouncy balls, glass replica plum, marbles, rubber band ball, beads, glass pebbles, pearl buttons and assorted others, plywood jigsaw puzzle box, red felt, 8 pebbles collected from the grounds of a mediaeval french prison, gumball, small hourglass, cardboard circles from party poppers, souvenir pencil box from the isle of wight, collected red, black colouring and graphite pencil ends, fancy dress witch fingers, stickers, found leather phone book cover, photocopies, postcard, marker pen, sugar paper, white felt tip, parcel tape, envelope, lace removed from 1960’s granny dress, first aid booklet, red rubber band, antique lithography.
every time the work is assembled, the round objects are distributed randomly, by throwing them into the game space.





magic stick
2021
dowel, air dry clay, acrylic ink, mod podge gloss, plastic twine, dyed ice lolly stick, bells, star ceramic mosaic tile, pipe cleaner, wire








butterfly metropolis, a summer pilgimage
2021-22
Corrugated card, acrylic paint, styrofoam, entomology pins, tarnished antique spoon, timber, nails, photocopy applied to sticky back plastic, broken washing machine button, packaging scrap, bottle seal, half a plastic container, clothing packaging pin to keep item folded before sale, home-made milk plastic, mother of pearl button, folk-art valentines day card bootleg produced by watercolour painting on paper, disposable ice cream spoon, box from decorative silver platter, black card, dried plants, plastic flower, plastic butterflies, moth-eaten crochet blanket granny square scrap, wire tie, twine, superglue, sparkly textile heart, wire






a bright future as a bog body
2021-22
antique french frame, monoprint on paper, mod podge gloss, dried plant matter, acrylic ink, dried wheat, painted twig, natural twine, binder clip, decorative paper and textile miniature flower bunches












mary's dream red skies of fields
2021-22
linen, cotton, polycotton, polyester fabrics, cotton and polyester sewing thread, embroidery thread, printed cotton sword and helmet, 1980’s laura ashley bedsheet, hospital theme fuzzy felt set, fairy tale theme fuzzy felt set, herringbone tape, bias binding, dowel, acrylic ink, air dry clay, mod podge gloss, antique felt pajama bag with ‘Mary’ embroidery, denture keyring, plywood box, white acrylic, string, transparent twine, drawing pin box, embroidery silk, ceramic thimble, chateau souvenir eraser, jam jar lid, rubber spider, acrylic rod, digital print on card, miss muppet ceramic figure








things we lost will return to dust
2021
coloured pencil on paper (dark red), balsa wood, watercolours, red felt tip and coloured pencil on paper, metal clip, certificate seal stickers, decorative hand mirror, mdf sheet, violet grout, tooth shards (artist's own), celluloid plastic leaf, dressmakers pins, mother of pearl mosaic tiles, vitreous glass mosaic tiles, glass mosaic tiles, assorted marble mosaic tiles, ceramic charms, found sequin, tooth sticker.








swan pedalo on the river styx
2020
timber, tile adhesive and grout, various found/assorted or damaged pottery, toy scythe, watercolour, wool (acrylic, wool and wool blends, cotton), various cotton fabrics, ribbon, white chocolate coin foils, red and graphite pencil on paper.







ghosts are real. i know this, they keep me company
2020
white cotton bedsheet, cardboard tube armature, cable ties, office fan, sugar/construction paper (sun bleached), soap, lotion, comb.






Known Pleasures
2020
paper pulp, ribbon, silk tassel, watercolour, cardboard armature, styrofoam ball, pearl-topped dressmaker;s pins, porcelain child, postcard, brass hook, bisto gravy granules, baby bath sponge, saxa salt & pepper, generic yellow rubber gloves, generic plasters, zoflora linen fresh concentrated disinfectant, plastic false pear, apple and orange, transparent plastic vegetable bag, found (literally, hanging on a fence containing religious information) tote bag.







2021
coloured pencil on paper (dark red), water marbled cotton paper, balsa wood, watercolours, matte varnish, tomato pin cushion, dressmakers pins, yarn.







Captive Markets
2020
balsa wood, watercolour, nails and pins, actual human blood (accidental, artists own) , red pencil on paper, bin bag, pressed flower, sugar paper, small straw hat, decorative wicker bowl with lace and felt interior, cake stand, various artificial flowers, dried lavender, empty tonic water bottle, plaster vase, pipe cleaners, small porcelain jug.







mother, maiden, crone
2020
found swan hook set, decorative silk padded hanger, wool vestment (made by artist's grandmother), bath abby badge, coloured pencil on paper, cardboard, decorative woven wool tissue box and tissues, grey emulsion, white acrylic, found boxed children's nurse costume, found ceramic vessel with floral motif filled with collected dust, small card with butterfly sticker, injured! Rei Ayanami figurine, tea trays, pencil drawing of dress pattern designs, various small red colouring pencils and small graphite pencils, metal scissors, cloth tape measure, protractor, antique box of white embroidery silks and sewing pins, clove oil, steroid treatment card, family guide to prescription drugs, porcelain candle holder, stained microfibre cloth, small stained ceramic pot.





the open window only shows me yesterdays
2020
plaster box, gold tone screws and nails, a pocket edition of Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway, red pencil on paper, zip lock bag, paper bag, floral embodied tablecloth, artificial hydrangea.





i am standing on my own two feet
2020
red pencil on paper, cut glass, air dry clay, watercolour, pressed flowers, stickers, watercolour, masking tape, small sketches, stamps, halloween chocolate foils, plastic packaging, small potpouri straw hat, plastic folder.





journey's end
2020
paper clay, hand dyed linen, watercolours, wool, book of epitaphs, ceramic tea pot, enamelled tea tray, fake bone handled knife and fork, porcelain and gold teacup, saucer and plate, lemsip packet, cracker, ceramic tomato and lemon salt and pepper shakers.





stone soup (in part)
2017
found inflatable mobility device.







Automation! or, I'm not afraid of the Future because the Past was Worse
2017
corn broom, digitally printed linen, ribbon, fake blood and bottle, curtain hooks, timber, foam limb, lebkuchen cookie, wood, funnel, cable ties, screws, water pump, pvc tubing, himalayan pink salt crystal.





i saw the fat
2017
paper mache, air dry clay, watercolour, rubber monster hands.






impatient automaton
2018
metal tv tray with bucolic imagery of a stream, crochet doily, plastercine, air dry clay, watercolour, greyboard, cable ties, back scratcher, cable ties, bamboo skewers, batteries, motor, paper mache..







a happy, spiritually fulfilled shopper
2018
ikea trolly, air dry clay, paper mache, watercolour, pram hooks, woven shopper bag, pharmacy bag, hand sanitiser, luggage straps, doraemon money box, feather and straw chicken, extra-large paracetamol box.





still sick (of you)
2017
pharmacy bag, electrical tape, acrylic hand, halloween plastic hand



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