As an artist, I translate personal memories of places into abstract shapes, constructing sensorial and physical interactive architectural and sculptural fused structures. An interest developed in the connection with sculptural (form) and architecture (function) as shown at the London Serpentine Pavilions, driving me to play and experiment with this connection. I have always been fascinated in the relationship between the viewer (human body) and architecture, how it enables us to perceive spaces through our psychoanalytical state, senses, emotions and memories.
Not many architectural buildings are based on memories, my work ‘Living in a Memory’ gathers shapes from the two places I live, rural Somerset and urban Plymouth, combining their natural landscapes and postmodern architectural forms. Living amongst Somerset’s and Plymouth’s colours and forms, inspires absorption of these elements, implementing the construction of meaningful structures allowing viewers’ association by using their own experiences and memories. Architecture can create a place of comfort (home) leading towards the idea of how we can use memories to provoke feelings, in creating a comforting environment representing who we are and where we belong.
Materiality is a crucial quality for experiencing a memory, employing soft and hard tactile materials helps activate our senses. My dedicated practice uses technical working methodology with broad based materials (wood, metal, textiles, ceramics and print) alongside experimental processes to produce installations on a diverse scale.