I am a multidisciplinary artist/designer/maker/researcher/facilitator/collaborator and communicator advocating for, and working within the area of mental wellbeing as I have lived experience of mental illness.
I liken my artistic process to cognitive behavioural therapy. I challenge perceptions/how we view the world, break difficult things down, revisit and recycle images/ideas to better understand them, rebuild and reimagine.
I approach my work with flexibility and openness, inviting other voices in. I focus on play and experimentation, letting the project guide me and use visual processes to research and explore possibilities.
I use various mediums such as drawings, sculptures, collages, photographs, designs, audios and videos, forming one continuous body of research as opposed to only being seen as individual artworks.
Within my Field
I have worked with and continue to work with institutions and organisations such as the Bethlem Gallery, Shape Arts, Outside In, Artistic UK, King’s College London (specifically the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience), The Biomedical Research Centre, Maudsley Charity and my latest work was for The Mental Health and Justice project (a multi-disciplinary research initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust. Over 100 pieces of my work can be found in the Wellcome Collection archive, I have had worked published with The Psychologist, The British Medical Journal and the Lancet Journal of Psychiatry and was the cover artist for 2018.