Be it animals or birds, our relationship more often than not seems one of simpatico with our fury and feathered companions. The universal appeal of a smiling dog, reflecting it's contentment in the moment, or the delicate and elusive perfection that is a bird with it's suggestion of ultimate freedom. These are some of the intrinsic qualities we as humans aspire too, and it is often these critters that we share this planet with that remind us daily that it is the simple things in life that can often be the most rewarding. Even in death, there is an essence that continues to connect us to the bigger picture.
All of these paintings incorporate finger painting to different degrees. The idea behind this has been to encourage a more intuitive approach to this new work.
My sculptures have always reflected my life and the current journey that I am on. These intimate works celebrate the intricacies of human nature; they look for an understanding of self and the world around us. My work draws inspiration from my experiences as a mother and watching the growth of my two young children. These sculptures explore the relationship between motherhood and the life-cycles of nature by using plants and motifs from the natural world as metaphors for life. Each piece explores concepts of human instinctive, protective and nurturing nature, as well as notions of home, suburbia, domesticity and growth. I am always considering the ideal future environment for my children and hoping they can inherit a love and respect of nature.