I am an installation artist whose work combines research and material practices. I critically examines narratives of linear progress, planning ideologies, and dichotomised understandings of the built environment and the natural landscape. I weigh polished, fixed designs against underlying conditions of precarity and collapse. My recent work has arisen from histories, marketing, and daily experience of spaces along the Royal Canal in Dublin.
My practice involves cyclical processes of responding to sites through gathering, making, drawing, installing and video/photography. I layer structures I have built with existing, imagined, or planned spaces through these mediums. I use found materials, drawing, wood, fabrics, metal, wire, clay and plaster casting. I have begun to use paper clay in particular recently. Additions of embedded wire, found material and fragments to clay bodies allow for material explore constructed forms and landscape. Through this studio work I creates objects and structures that act as models, parts of construction, and fragments or ruins of spaces. The installation of my work experiments with various methods of makeshift assembly and balancing forces, breaking up, reacting to, and altering spaces. Through my material practice, I merge and create new uncertain landscapes, objects, and spaces for the audience to navigate.