Ideas and inspiration: Jewellery captures a zeitgeist – of people, communities, times and places. It is inescapably social and comments on the nature of self and society. My arts practice focuses on this social potential. I am fascinated by how we communicate and perform our selves in a modern world, and adornment as a facet of that daily experience. Rather than create traditional or even wearable objects, I make interactive works which engage audiences in collaboration, and create contemporary jewellery with a critical focus on sociological frameworks.
Technique and materials: Despite being a trained silversmith, I have been veering away from traditional materiality for ethical and artistic reasons. Instead, I prioritise minimalism and audience participation, to illuminate the sociological themes in my work and challenge the authority of art and artist. Various techniques in my practice include performance, photography, interactive/site specific installation, audience collaboration and digital media. These hybrid experiential methods are synergistic with themes undercurrent in my work, and highlight contemporary jewellery as a diverse platform for social and personal dialogue.