In a coincidental moment during 2015, I was hired as a stagehand at a regional theatre, after spotting the job posting in a local newspaper. Ever since I have been entranced by the immersive escapism from monotony offered by the art form that has directed my education and hobbies over the past 6 years. In 2017 I completed an Art and Design Foundation, with Distinction, specialising in colour theory and Abstract Expressionism. Following this, I enrolled at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton to study Fine Art (BA), taking Film as my pathway and Sculpture as my studio discipline, specialising in Immersive Installation Art. I graduated in 2020 with First Class Honours. I have since studied Theatre Design (MA) at the Wimbledon School of Art, University of the Arts London, developing a particular interest in Immersive Theatre and taking up ficto-critical writing, graduating with Distinction.
My creative practice is informed by my personal experiences and education. Traditionally I have always started by engaging in contextual research before expressing my initial ideas sculpturally, allowing myself to be process-led rather than fixating on the final outcome. The work evolves equally from the methods of its production as well as its concepts and creative research. As a result of the pandemic, I have had to drastically change my creative process, learning 3D Modelling and Rendering software (SketchUp and V-Ray) to allow me to continue to work sculpturally from the confines of my home. Working within a digital studio.