In my work, I contemplate what we bring to the planet and our communities - what we can add, what we support.
I also examine waste, erosion, weathering – what we leave behind.
I am the Lead Artist and Curator of the ongoing collaborative creative project called ‘FIFTY BEES: The Interconnectedness of All Things’.
The project was conceived in 2017 to concentrate attention on the status of the British bee population and how endangered it is.
Each year, I create fifty small individual bee art pieces. I then invite another fifty artists, makers, writers, musicians to produce one new companion work in response to the ecology of one of those bees.
The FIFTY BEES presentation creates a unique narrative between bees, artworks and artists and makes explicit how pollinators are completely interlinked with our ecosystem.
To date, there have been 200 bees, 200 companion works and 4 exhibitions, the latest held in the Long Gallery at Black Swan in 2020.
My last exhibition, 'Towards the Tipping Point: Global Swarming’, in collaboration with Rebecca Bruton, took place at ACEarts in Somerton from towards the end of 2020.
For this, I created a new body of work called ‘Motheaten Hierarchies’ which examines how we place value judgements on both humans and wildlife.
I am currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art at Bath Spa University where my focus is on SOIL and its importance in terms of Climate Change