Crochet

My crocheted outfits skirt the border of reality as a way of thinking about bodies, bodies that buckle under the strain of difference, and draw their lifeblood from it. Initially my work was very much anchored in the real but lately the shapes have become freer, stranger, and at the same time more concentrated. Crochet allows me to frame childhood memory in a very direct, tangible way. The quaintness of crochet, its look and sensory qualities, make a direct link to a lived (and imagined) past, as do the colours and tonalities chosen. Along with the scale of each piece, which relates directly to a child's body, the viewer is stirred to recall (if not recoil), reconnect, but also discover.