Participatory arts are fundamental to my arts practice, bringing together print, paint, collage and stitch with electro-conductive, touch-sensitive elements engaging diverse communities. There's a lot of layering and texture - the layering adds to the history of making individual pieces based on memories of places, family heritage and current affairs.  Adding stitchwork highlights colour and movement creating a tactile dimension.

Electroconductive threads enable the work to come to life through touch and sound. Stitching is a slow, meditative process, allowing me to enter a space of calm without distraction or worry. It is also a process that's conducive to building community and sharing with others, often working towards a larger piece embedded with stories. I enjoy using materials in combination with digital processes - their unique characters give me a direction for the message that I want to convey.