Unwanted materials often possess unexplored value, carrying a history of their own that is frequently visible from their appearance. Seizing the potential of found objects gives them a new lease of life, typically one very different to that of their original purpose.
My practice utilises the texture and character of driftwood, contrasting its weathered, uneven and dull surface against the feminine softness and sheen of textile thread and plastic tubing. Inspired by the British coast, with colour palettes reminiscent of graffiti, these interior and exterior pieces exploit my love of vibrant colour and pattern.
Within the past six years I have begun creating “Collections”; framed artworks that exploit the vibrant colours and/or unique properties of found beach plastics, sea glass, lighters, corks and ceramic fragments. Most recently I have been working with metallic items and fragments found within the urban environment.