My work explores identity and our place in the world through the use of the human body.

This exploration draws on how you come to accept “who you are” or rather “who you have identified with being” and how this identity is influenced by life in society.

I am particularly interested in stereotypical beliefs which lead to stereotypical behaviour patterns. Belief systems which keep us trapped in binary opposition and acts which cast us in conformity or complacency and result in lonely crowds and the radical absence of freedom.

I have a deep desire to elicit a shift in perception that has the ability to transform (even if only in the small personal spaces that we do not share with others).

By direct modelling in clay I produce life size figures to achieve real world presence through their human scale and other, sometimes smaller, works using trace elements to explore presence through installation.

In my work the human form and its traces act as instruments to show how our hostile, divided and sometimes deadlocked society could be unbuttoned.

My work addresses issues of isolation, vulnerability, manipulation, gender and the female experience, but more so it is about how we identify ourselves and use our belief systems to support our view points.

SA’s Dirty Laundry delved into many of these issues within the South African context. I set out to represent the 3600 rapes estimated to take place in South Africa every day by hanging 3600 pairs of used panties on washing lines across the streets of Johannesburg. As a creative project the installation aimed to shift our country's way of thinking about love and power.

My artistic practice is about more than the representation of things which seems to be beyond my control or that I’m dealing with, I see art as a medium for redefinition.

In a world dominated by ego, science, material and economic excess, we have become a nation of television addicted, pill popping, self-indulgent narcissists. We complain about the way of things, yet what we have the power to change is the way that we see things.