In order to examine what is not visible to the eye we rely on an instinctual part of the human psyche, empathy, our ability to mentally and emotionally step into another shoes. Through a vocabulary of form, line and colour developed through the engineering heritage in my family from the industrial steel work of my grandfather to mechanical and munitions engineering from my father’s career; coupled with a deep passion for brutalist architecture and non-objective form to mirror the tensions of the lived experience in the wider world.
My work explores the dichotomy of non-visible disability and the tension between the internal world and the resultant interplay with the opposite outside world. Using personal experience as a foundation for the scrutiny of these dynamics and giving illumination to what is previously unseen as part of the invisible world of our internal experience.
The sculptural forms created from my own lived experience allowing us to open wider discussion and better understanding of the phenomena that is our lived experience and understanding through the use of empathy.
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