My work takes a humorous and light-hearted stance. Making works which confound the expectations of the viewer and creating a new experience of ‘illusion’, by mixing together old and new narratives of trickery.
My practice is most often sculptural, working with prop making, however I also work with video and poetry. I am influenced by all facets of illusion such as: early cinema, magic, theatre sets, and green screen technology. Throughout the history of illusion what is often asked of the audience us a ‘suspension of disbelief.’ They are asked to disregard their understanding that what they are seeing is, in actuality, a trick. My work explores these themes and begins to push these boundaries for its audience. Asking the question: What are you willing to look past to be fooled?
How have you found your time at Brighton?
I have loved every minute of it. I think the course has transformed me into a more confident person. I have grown my love for making and creating as well as found my passion for teaching. I met so many fabulous people along the way and found so much comfort in the wonderful community in ‘Fine Art: Sculpture.’ Before the course I had never touched a drill and was incredibly shy but with the support of all the wonderful staff and technicians I have fallen in love with wood-work and have the confidence to go on and pursue a teaching career next year. It was heartbreaking to have everything cut so short, due to the pandemic, when this course truly meant the world to me.
What are you plans after graduating?
I am starting an Art and Design PGCE in September which I am both tremendously excited for, as well as terrified (in a good way.) Until then I am going to try my best, along side my fellow Sculpture students, to find a space to have a small physical show together. (As soon as it is safe to do so) I think all of this years third years deserve a celebration.