A constant inspiration for my work is the home and the relationship people have with the objects they put in their own abode.

I make art by exploring seemingly trivial household objects, and remake these by playfully transforming them, often using them as surrogates for the owner’s body, and, consequently drawing attention to their significance in helping to tell a story about the inhabitants’ life and the culture in which they lived.

HIGHLY SPRUNG

2015 – Human Presence, Aberdeen Art Gallery at Drum
12,500 Clothes pegs

BONE-AID

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Screen-printed sticking plasters and digital printed card
Dimensions: 10 x 8.5 x 4cm

HIGHLY SPRUNG

1999 – MA Art & Design
12,500 Clothes pegs
Dimensions: Variable

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Awarded the Sally Schofield Memorial Prize at VAS, 2006
Digital prints on paper – Limited edition of 20
Dimensions: Variable, pack: 23x16cm

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS (KNITTED)

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Knitted Wool
Dimensions: As each original object

D.I.Y. HOME COMFORTS (FELTED)

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Felted Merino Wool
Dimensions: As original object

ABANDONED

2008 – The Park Gallery, Falkirk
Wood, metal and cotton

SCARRED

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil and medical thread on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

IMPLEMENTS FOR PRESERVATION

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
C-Type prints
Framed Dimensions: 90x28cm

ACCOUTREMENT

2002 – Creative & Technical Skills Training Programme,
Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA) Print Studio.
Screen-print

TICK TICK BROOM

2015 – Visual Arts Scotland (VAS),
The Scottish National Gallery, RSA, Edinburgh
Broom, matches, glue

PRAYER GLOVES (PROGRESS)

2000 Artist in Residence, Deveron Arts, Huntly
Snap fastener, thread

KEEP THE FIRES BURNING

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
C-Type print of installation

THE OLD CHANTY

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Knitted, felted wool

HIDDEN TRUTH

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Found chair, needlepoint, screen print

MODEL / SERIES

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Found object and screen printed paper plates
Dimensions: Each plate 24x24cm

MOTHER EARTH

2000 – Commission from the Sustrans National Cycle Network
Erected in Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Steel, electric fencing wire and tensioners

BROKEN ARM

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

BROKEN LEG

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

CHARITY

1999 – MA Art & Design
Dusters, straps, buckles and wadding
Dimensions: Dress size 10

FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Made collaboratively with people in Helmsdale
Knitted and felted wool

CLOSE-KNIT

2013 – Timespan, Helmsdale.
A digital book for the iPad,
published by Coffee Table.
Read more…

ONE PERFECTLY GOOD BUCKET

2010 – Close-Knit, Timespan, Helmsdale
Found bucket, string

A WEE BIT OF LIGHT RELIEF

2009 – Made collaboratively with Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson.
Bone china, chain and light fitting.
Read more…

THE C WORD

2009 – A Wee Bit of Light Relief featured in The C Word campaign.
A Craft Scotland advert that was played in cinemas around the UK and on STV.
Watch the advert…

CHEESECLOTH

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
Whitework embroidery
Dimensions: 30x24cm

FOLD IT

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Screen printed cotton

THE FAMILY SILVER

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Hand-made paper casts and ink
Dimensions: variable

CARPET SLIPPERS

2001 – Artist in Residence, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
Based in Stranraer Academy, Dumfries & Galloway
C-Type print of plastic carpet protection slippers
Dimensions: 50x40cm

BROKEN HEART

2007 – RSA Residency,
Hospitalfield House, Arbroath
Pencil on paper
Dimensions: 23x18cm

ANOTHER GOOD DRYING DAY

1999 – MA Art & Design
C Type print

TENSION

1998 – BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Decoration
Screen-printed linen
Dimensions: 200x120cm