I like to create spaces for stories to unfold. Places for atmosphere and magic to surface, allowing the spirit of the work, space to breathe. 
 
Tell Me a Story, 2017 
Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

This was my interactive Story Teepee for the Arts Festival, passers by were invited to come inside the teepee and tell the shaman 'Bin Man' a story, which was recorded by a video camera in Bin Mans mouth.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

The Story Teepee was a place to share stories of strength

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

"Come inside, share something, be part of our story"

Tell me a Story

Tell me a Story

The Shaman 'Bin Man' is the keeper of stories and the sharer of strength. War paint was offered to the participants as they left the space as a gift and symbol of their courage to take forwards on their journey.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

The view as you look up towards the sky from inside the space.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

My painting journey, a visual story of me finding my strength and the spirit animals that guided my journey.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

My painting journey was positioned around the edges of the teepee walls for my audience to view before sitting down to tell their own story of a time when they felt strong.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

Bin Man stood strong at the back of the teepee waiting for participants to share a story with him.

Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story

Bin Man said " Welcome, feel free to have a look around, take a seat if you wish. My name is Bin Man, guardian of stories and sharer of strength. Please tell me of a time when you've been super strong. In return I grant you forever strength and magical war paint as you leave the teepee.

Tunnel, 2012
Tunnel

Tunnel

I created this fabric space to take my audience on a journey, as they moved through the space I hoped the physical experience of moving would dominate their concentration, distracting their thoughts and encouraging feelings of calm, warmth and safety as they journeyed through the womb like structure.

Tunnel

Tunnel

It looks dark and uninviting as you approach

Tunnel

Tunnel

This long fabric structure gets smaller and more confined as you move down its length.

Tunnel

Tunnel

The space feels welcoming and warm as you enter, drawing the participant down its length.

Tunnel

Tunnel

As you move down its length you cannot see the end, the journey it encourages you to take provokes opposing feelings; uncertainty, confinement, comfort, safety, warmth.

In the works below I was  contemplating the idea of the Divine Feminine,  the goddess and the sacredness of the female.
I was exploring movement and the traces and marks we leave in the world on our journey. 
    
Ceremony, 2012.
Ritual, 2012
Ceremony

Ceremony

Out of the darkness bright red strands of light appear

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

A figure is appearing out of the light and white smokey traces

Ceremony

Ceremony

In this series I wanted to create a feeling of a sacred journey for the female figure that appears out of the strands of red light in the dark woodland.

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

The sacred journey of divine feminine, her spirit and energy that brings light and life from darkness

Ritual

Ritual

A goddess like figure stands before you, adorned in glowing globes surrounded by ultraviolet light.

Ritual

Ritual

She moves through the space leaving glowing traces of her presence

Ritual

Ritual

Ritual

Ritual

The traces appear like stars shining in the dark black sky.

Ritual

Ritual

Wonderings, 2012
Wondering

Wondering

A journey through the wilderness with a strange masked female figure, adorned with balloons and fabric that drag along the ground as she moves through the woodland.

Wondering

Wondering

Wondering

Wondering

As the figures moves along the path she leaves a faint trace as liquid is released from her trailing balloons.

Wondering

Wondering

Wondering

Wondering

Every action results in energy being released, the presents of this strange figure left an imprint of its journey through the wilderness.

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