My work exists at the intersection between material culture studies, medical anthropology and design. I create documentary artworks that explore emotional and technological relationships between skin and cloth, the body and dress. Previous projects have been commissioned by and presented at The Wellcome Trust, The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Nike Design Kitchen, Leverhulme Trust, The Arts Foundation and Maggie’s Cancer charity.
NARRATIVE THAT I DEVELOP FROM MY ARTS PRACTICE INFORM THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN PROBLEMS AND PROPOSE STARTING POINTS FOR SOLUTIONS. WHICH ARE DEALT WITH THROUGH OOS.
As an extension of my arts practice, I am also facilitator and co-director at OurOwnsKIN, a consultancy rethinking design for the body. Here, I specialise in brokering interactions between medical, material and design sectors during early phases of wearable product development. I am currently researching the potential of craft as a connective language for sharing ‘bodily experience’ between interdisciplinary groups.
OurOwnsKIN is a joint venture with concept development footwear designer, Liz Ciokajlo, and has been funded by Innovate UK, The Knowledge Transfer Partnership, and Arts Council England. Recent clients include Kings College London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Global Disability Innovation Hub.