My work discusses the representation of magic, ritual, and superstition through physical objects. I examine practices associated with protection and supernatural beliefs and create my own series of evocative objects and spaces. I look at the notion of magical thinking versus rational worldview, and how physical objects and talismans can represent our vulnerability as people. I take inspiration from bizarre, macabre, and mysterious pieces found in historical collections. I also address herbalism and the ritualistic protective meanings behind plants.
The work is made up of sculpture and installation pieces, including cast elements to replicate found objects and plants. I create casts using a variety of materials including resin and jesmonite, embedding objects and materials within them. I make herbal infusions and incorporate scent into my installations to make the work more experiential.
Artists that inspire my practice include Richard Proffitt, Dorothy Cross, Katharine Dowson, and Annie Cattrell.