My practice is multidisciplinary combining sculpture, collage, photography and installation to investigate interconnected cultures. Place and memory are considered through an ongoing engagement with my own mixed heritage and itinerant upbringing between Europe and the United Arab Emirates. I explore notions of rootlessness while reflecting on the tension between attachment to place and the mapping of one’s identity.
Through the use of non-hierarchical and accessible materials, such as re-purposed cardboard, tarpaulin, and tape, I interrogate the relationship between these surfaces and itinerancy. Incorporating my own photographs of overlooked surfaces within my sculptural output, my work expands on the relationship between the two and three dimensional while conveying my interest in geographical and metaphorical borders.
My process involves constructing, juxtaposing, assembling, and connecting materials and objects through systems of geometry, repetition, and seriality. I use a combination of materials such as pastels, paints, mosaic mirrors, marbles, and staples to embellish intuitively yet structurally, embracing symmetry and chance. Materials are subverted, colour, modularity and playfulness are embraced, while exploring cardboard as a portal and symbolic body.
This methodology has led to the development of a cross-cultural visual language imbued with my own multicultural experiences, generating hybrid works where disparate cultures complement each other.
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