The book was completed in September 2017 and was piloted with 6-9 year olds in London with encouraging early results. I was involved in recruitment of participants as well as issuing questionnaires and running co-design workshops with children to explore characters and emotions.
In 2018 we received further funding from the Levershulme Trust to create an amended version of the book, this is now being trialed in West London until 2019, with very positive early results.
In June 2018 we were invited to run family workshops around the book at the Arts in Mind Festival in Camberwell organised by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
A HANDMADE MINIATURE CONCERTINA-FOLDED BOOK CONTAINING 12 FULL COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS.
TRYPOPHOBIA IS A PROPOSED PHOBIA OF IRREGULAR PATTERNS OR CLUSTERS OF SMALL HOLES OR BUMPS.
THIS BOOK IS RELEASED THROUGH PUBLISHER MICRO LIBRARY BOOKS AND IS THE FIRST IN THEIR 'FEATURED ARTIST' SERIES.
LIMITED EDITION OF 50 12 CONCERTINA PAGES DIMENSIONS: 35 X 50 X 8MM PEA GREEN RAYON COVER
My work is inspired by Scandinavian folklore and landscapes, Japanese character culture, deep sea monsters, 1970’s psychedelic animations, Eastern european illustration, Jungian psychology, dreams, nightmares and subconscious wanderings.
ARTS | MEDICINE | WELLBEING
I have extensive experience of working as a Support and Lead artist on numerous projects exploring arts, medicine and wellbeing. I have worked across community contexts such as day centres, care homes, community centres and schools as well as in clinical settings in outpatient and in-patient units.
I have experience working with a range of demographics including adults with learning disabilities, people with dementia, children and young people, people with long term conditions, patients with neurological injuries and adults with mental health diagnoses.
People I’ve worked with include Resonate, Trust Thamesmead, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, Neurorehabilitation Unit at Homerton NHS Trust, The Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, Arts in Mind festival, Grace Eyre, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Helsinki Night of the Arts Festival.
I am currently collaborating with scientists and academics at King;s College on two Arts, Medicine and Wellbeing projects for 2018-2019. ‘Skyscape’ exploring the impact of photographing the sky on staff and student wellbeing and ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ working with patients with inflammatory bowel disease to explore the role of the arts in expressing experiences of fatigue.
PATTERN & COLLAGE
I create various cut-outs and compositions drawing upon my experience living and travelling in Eastern Europe and the former Eastern Bloc. I like to channel Space Age shapes, post-Soviet landscapes and Brutalist architecture.
I am an experienced photographer of people, having profiled thousands of individuals on the streets and at events around the UK, Europe and Japan.