Wind And Sea
Drawing on the traditional crafts of spinning and knitting, I use discarded clothing and kite sails, infusing the materials with the essence of sea and air through prolonged exposure to tides, wind and rain. The pieces became part of the ocean’s natural and unpredictable repurposing process, some forever reclaimed by the sea. The shapes—twisted forms of colour that recall found seaweed objects—evoke the sound of the wind and waves and the ocean’s constantly regenerating ecosystem.
I am inspired by the biomorphic shapes of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, the sculptural work of Guerra De La Paz and my own experience of living off the grid and close to the sea. The pieces suggest the myriad types of seaweed in the ocean, the movement of the seascape, and the singing of a human body when finding a place in nature.