Themes that have influenced my work include: displaying elements of gossip, human physical difference, psychology of visual difference, Indigenous culture, reconciliation and movement of colour through light. These themes have been portrayed successfully in glass utilizing hot casting and kiln casting techniques. A strong emphasis on capturing a moment is incorporated in my work. This allows each piece to be expressed as a representation of either a well-known or unfamiliar moments. This experience takes the viewer away from the now and introduces questions towards ones own ideological choices and initiates the viewer to escape into a considered contemplation. My work inspires you to step outside of the ordinary and experience the magnificence of static moments.
I work from my studio in Keyneton, set alongside the Barossa Valley, South Australia. With a BA and Honours in Fine Art from CURTIN University, Perth, I have been involved with glass as a sculptural medium for many years. My skills have been enhanced through workshops with various Australian, American and New Zealand artists. Although I have been utilising glass for some time, I am not working as a professional artist as other aspects of my life have had precedence. I am presently studying a Masters in Human Rights which is enhancing my knowledge and directing themes within my arts practice.
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