Born in England and presently living in DC.
20 years in Circus afforded me a wonderful career collaborating with brilliant performers to make The Wrong Size stilts/aerial company, established 1992, successful in the many spheres of the entertainment industry worldwide. Based in London we travelled the world clad in unique costumes from Buckingham Palace, Dubia, Japan and beyond. I collaborated with London's best, received funding from London Arts board, gained commissions and played more artistic works in cabarets.
With an unexpected relocation move to DC in 2011 and a fresh baby on my hands I realized a change of direction was needed. Estranged from my Circus world, and post natal, unable to have the energy and headspace to train as before, I became interested in other forms of artistic expression. Glen Echo MD, became a place of solace and ceramics/sculpture began a new passion. I make porcelain sculpture. I am working on pieces dealing with issues such as motherhood, conception, identity and grief. I have exhibited at various exhibitions in NY, MD and VA.
Time passed and the wild changes of baby life fell into years, I developed my aerial vocabulary in a manageable way to make performance art with a conceptual message. Moved by my struggle with motherhood, relationships and modern world issues, I aim to make work that can resonate in the moment with the audience around.
Presently I'm working on Continuous, a floor based piece on the challenges of Motherhood, recently show at Futhermore Gallery DC.
I study Sculpture with Lincoln Mudd at Montgomery College, MD, and was asked to join Red Dirt Studios MD early this year. I am very excited at the prospect of delving into the supportive world of some great artists who create there.
I haven't yet left the Circus world - I am still juggling wildly to make everything happens and have time for my child. Yet I believe that my attempts at expression of my struggle enable me to be a better parent and she a happier child.
Studio at Red Dirt Studios