I am a material led designer/maker and a compulsive collector of ‘stuff’. My work consists of mixed media jewellery and small scale sculptural objects with the occasional accompanying screen print. I make work for exhibition and sale from my caravan studio in Scotland.
My current work has been inspired by the worldwide plight of the bee population. I have been particularly interested in the complex juxtaposition between bees as a part of nature (their history, evolution and biology) and bees as a commodity in our global agricultural economy. My pieces depict a dystopian future of modern consumerist ‘nature’ – imagining what the world might look like if bees were to stop collecting pollen and instead focus their attention on collecting shiny consumer goods. Other inspiration has been taken from science where radio transmitters have been used to track the navigational abilities of bumblebees resulting in intricate and colorful graphs as well as from simpler aspects such winged flight and the pattern of honeycomb. I enjoy using found objects, color and mixed media in my work.