I am a (newly) Sheffield-based artist, I aim to make work that challenges the viewers’ perception of waste, that’s socially aware but importantly makes me and others a little bit happier.
For a few years I’ve been painting rubbish, my mind felt like rubbish and I was surrounded by rubbish (when I lived in Hull my tenfoot was never without a mattress) so why not try face what is around me but in pretty peach so it’s a bit easier to look at?
Throughout this exploration I’ve become more focussed on how we impact our environment, not only the physical space but the mental space of those around us. I find it fascinating when discarded objects appear in a seemingly unnatural habitat or when an interesting shape breaks up your view.
I’d like to continue this exploration, meet like minded people to create with and be challenged by new perspectives.
I also chat about unusual objects on social media for Barnsley Museums where I am Events and Programme Assistant in the marketing team.
“During UNION I have focused on being open to opportunities, learning outside of my comfort zone but being confident in the path I’ve chosen.”