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Making with (ongoing)

Creating with others in open-ended and informal gatherings (for example, to sketch, paint or garden), is a recurrent way through which I tend to the immaterial things that are of value to me, such as relationships and experiences of connection. These moments are often spontaneous and undirected, offering a chance for participants (myself included) to slow down and fully engage in an activity without particular concern for the outcome, the emphasis being on exploration and play.

 

The material fragments and ephemera that I layer and embed within my paintings and installations, such as my botanical sketches and hand painted colour swatches, often come into form through these meaningful encounters.