My practice can be defined as expanded print, I incorporate sculptural elements, film and installation. I use a combination of low-tech and analogue systems of production along with traditional and experimental methods of etching, screen and transfer printing on a variety of materials including film, paper, textile, perspex and metal. These prints are often combined in 3D configurations either as a method of display, to encourage interaction or in order to film and animate.
I live and work in Dublin and am a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin (GSD) since 2010. I graduated from NCAD MFA in Fine Art in 2020. I am also a practicing paper conservator and have an MA in Conservation of Fine Art from the University of Northumbria, UK. I have worked in a number of museums and galleries in the USA, UK and Ireland and am currently a paper conservator in the National Gallery of Ireland. This background has influenced my approach to ideas of permanence, timelessness and the notion of perfection.
The embodiment of psychological experience and the nature of somatic response in an underlying theme in my work. I am addressing issues concerning how the body absorbs, holds and disguises trauma. This may be referred to as body armouring, a way of absorbing a threat to counter its influence.