My work exists at an 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 - investigating skin as the interface between our material and emotional worlds.
Previous projects have been commissioned by The Wellcome Trust, The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Arts Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust, and have been presented at Nike Design Kitchen, The V&A and Maggie’s Cancer charity.
Narratives emerging within my arts practice inform the early stages of design research projects that I consult on. I am currently facilitator and co-director of Design studio 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.
OurOwnsKIN is a joint venture with concept development footwear designer, Liz Ciokajlo, and has been funded by Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Arts Council England. Recent clients include Kings College London and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.