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I use a variety of techniques to create my works which employ the aesthetics of Victorian memento mori. A trained glass artist I primarily use glass as my canvas and screen printing as my brush.
I was introduced to glas while studying fine art at RMIT. I transferred my studies to Monash University where I undertook a 4 year bachelor in ceramic design majoring in glass. Over the years I have continued to develop my practice to encompass a variety of kiln forming techniques, including casting and fusing. I have continued to learn both in Australia and overseas to expand my knowledge of glass and fine art techniques. My work now focuses on sculpture and 2d pieces that incorporate screen printed images on and in the glass. More recently I have started to take my image making to paper.
My imagery is influenced by Victorian era memento mori aesthetics and explores themes of mourning and loss. I either source my images from vintage photos from vintage stores or op shops or more recently I have begun to do photo shoots with models. I screen print directly onto the glass and add hand painted elements. I then fire the glass in a kiln, possibly up to ten times to create the desired depth of image. I always have a strong underpinning narrative that dictates the overall direction of each piece. When I start a new work I might have an idea of the end result but it’s never locked in. Instead I prefer to let the glass and paint take on a voice of it’s own. The works are not intended to be a literal retelling of the underlying story but rather an emotional response to the topic.
I use a variety of glass techniques to create my canvases, sometimes cast, fused, or blown forms. A lot of my production methods are slow and very involved. I tend to work from the ground up, occasionally even hand sewing items to be used in the mould making process or spending hours sculpting waxes for lost wax casting. At times I employ other materials such as found objects or human hair. Screen printing on paper has allowed me to work more quickly and create works of a spontaneous nature.
My work is represented in private and public collections in Australian and internationally. I have been a finalist in numerous art prizes and a winner of a few