Having recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in Jewellery & Silversmithing, i am now continuing on my studies at Glasgow School of Art as Artist in Residence.
The inspiration for my work stems mainly from architecture – old, industrial areas, including shipyards, derelict warehouses and factories, coupled with interior design and the subtleties of enclosed negative spaces and the forms that they create. My designs have a strong focus on the interstitial spaces created by buildings and other structures along with an emphasis on extending beyond traditional approaches to jewellery making.
Using photography as a key element of my work I focus on how individual photographs can be dissected and specific areas magnified. I manipulate these photographs in order to highlight many shape formations, patterns and repetitive sequences which are then transferred onto the surfaces of different materials. By combining the digital manipulation of my photographs with my collage and drawing, I can create a variety of intriguing and never-ending patterns with a lively and experimental quality.
With a strong love of photography, all my imagery has been personally collected from Industrial areas of Glasgow and Manchester, as well as five countries across Central and East Africa. While travelling across Africa, I found my photographs to have an unexpected subtle and understated geometric and architectural quality hidden within them.