"As my practice engages in community outreach work, I have become increasingly interested in understanding the role that art and creativity has on mental health and wellbeing creating artworks that seek to use creativity to visually articulate and ‘de-clutter’ thought processes.
I am particularly interested in visually articulating the modern complex of feeling disconnected or isolated whilst in the company of others. Today's digital environment creates a 'need’ to feel connected and constantly on the move, yet with this comes an overriding sense of disconnection from, distrust and self-doubt in our environment. To do this, basic principles of animation are applied to traditional 'still' art forms such as anthropomorphic form, naivety and self deprecating humour. This not only emphasizes the subject matters humanistic qualities but also its value as an 'object'; place in history - a past, present and a future.
The narratives of this suspended state, trap subjects within familiar spaces, just out of reach and provide momentary escapism into an alternative reality. There is a focus on themes such as anxiety, uneasiness, unsettled sense of place and location, hyperactivity even."
The Door Prize for Painting, Bristol 2012