My practice observes cross-cultural dialogue in the form of open-work ceramic lanterns. I work with light and shadow in an interrogative sense to enlighten artefacts lost to trade, war, and appropriation.
The work is developed with appropriated Chinese artefacts housed in the archives and collections of British institutions. Taking each object and adding perforations in the form of lattice works, Daoist iconography, and architectural facades such as ventilation blocks.
Through these perforations and additions, the work serves as an ‘activation’ to communication about repair and destruction. In Daoist religious practices, the candles serve as the start of the mediation between the gods and yourself. In a similar sense, the pressing of the light against the ceramic structure, illuminates the fragility and destruction of its original form, to draw the audience in through the negative spaces. My ceramic lanterns balance these destructive elements with the light filling and repairing the areas laid bare.
2018-2021 First Class Honours in BA Fine Art: Drawing, University of Arts, Camberwell, UK
2017-2018 Distinction in Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, London College of Contemporary Arts, UK
Open Studios November, Highline Building, Elephant and Castle, London
Open Studios March , Highline Building, Elephant and Castle, London
What do now?, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Drawing Postal Exhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, London
A to B Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts. London
Lunar New Year Exhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Don't Panic: Part 1, Southwark Park Galleries, London
Psychogeography and Taxology, Matts Gallery (Nine Elms), London
Y1 Drawing Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
Hotel Elephant Exhibition, Hotel Elephant, London
Foundation Diploma Art and Design Summer Show, London College of Contemporary Arts, London
AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS
2021 Associate Studio Programme 8
2020 Shortlisted for DRAW Art Fair London
Dump 9, Bikini State