Statement

Working from The Arches Studios, Southampton, I make sculptures and installation for the purpose of investigating our sensory perceptions. The sculptural forms are based on sacred geometry, which connect to science, nature and universal balance. The work is consciously made, and I feel it is more authentic to produce from recycled and/or natural materials.

The space within, is where I can experiment with performative art and unconventional artistic ritual. I am interested in connecting to invisible energies and manifesting frequencies between me, the material, the site and audience. I may use ancestral hand tools within the ritual, forged from the steel-works in South Yorkshire.

I invite people to immerse themselves within the objects, to interact with it and explore their own connection to the space. I invite others to gather as a group for the social purpose of transmitting sound to the person within, for the intention of their wellbeing.

The international work I produce also supports sensory perceptions and creates a dialogue around global cultural identities, exploring my connection to Africa and notions of traditional African and African Diaspora. It follows on from a two year self directed residency I undertook in Kartong Village, The Gambia. Whilst there I immersed myself within the culture, creating an anthropological enquiry into the human connection to intangible energy through sound, traditional music, sacred sites, ritual and the spiritual essence of anima.

Collaborating with other artists, connecting artists across an international platform and social engagement are integral to my practice.

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