Underlying my 17 years of art practice has been an interest in how meaning is constructed. How we are defined and confined by the physiology, psychology, culture, geography and time we are born into and live. Contexts which inform us and give us meaning. Meaning which is built, sustained and discarded moment by moment. Meaning we don’t always abide by, contexts we don’t always agreed with or even comprehend.
While visiting my mother’s homeland Czech Republic in 2013 I developed a further interest in the notion of self. An interest in how an individual is constructed, threaded together by divergent strands of culture as well as the moments of time and place we exist. Gentle strands or crude stitches forming the patterns of conditioning imposed by external and internal influences. Our need to survive and equally our desire for comfort. This was the starting point of my current body of work.
Selected for the Bunbury Biennale 2017. 8th July – 10th September 2017