My practise strives to explore scientific ideas as visual poetry whilst examining wider cultural narratives. I’ve recently focused my attention on the invisible force of magnetic fields, which has generated a body of work using magnets as a key sculptural element to infuse subject matter with a specific tension. It’s important for me to make work that is both visually engaging and well crafted, but also rigorously researched. Play is at the heart of my creative process through which I conjure visual metaphor, blending scientific facts with cultural histories in an attempt to see the familiar in a new light.

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