At the end of 2019, I decided to leave the Hebrides and come back to Australia. I spent most of my
childhood going too and from both places and as a result have felt incredibly lucky but also very torn
between two extremely different parts of the world.
Over the course of 2020 I have been based in a beautiful part of South East, Queensland called
Gubbi Gubbi/ Kabi Kabi country otherwise known as, the Sunshine Coast.
The mountains are so close to the coastline (much like that of the Hebrides) here I have been able to,
despite the chaos of this year, explore and fully immerse myself into this landscape, responding to it
in a way that feels true to myself and to my practice.
I have begun to study and document the flora/ fauna of this region, through film photography, making
inks from foraged plant matter, extracting pigment from rocks and earth becoming, ‘Earth Works’; An
intimate exploration of landscape and self.
Interacting with this landscape has allowed my work to become fluid and intuitive, creating a deeper
understanding of place and who I am within the context of this landscape.