Living out of a suitcase for the past two years, packing, unpacking and repacking required me to travel light. My most recent work explores postcard-sized landscapes using photo transfers, drawing and collage; as pictures to be sent as evidence or kept as souvenirs, this work considers how one frame can stand in for the whole of an experience colored with quick impressions, daydreams and afterthoughts.
Currently a Master’s student at the University of Manchester, my reseach explores the fabrica of printed spaces in Reniassance anatomy and cartography particularly in Gerhard Mercator’s Atlas, or Cosmographic Medication on the Fabric of the World and the Figure of the Fabrick’d (1595) Andreas Vesalius’s On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543). These maps of the body and world use similar visual constructions to weave an experience of space that extends beyond the creation of borders.
I am also involved with the Olive Ridley Project, an organization that removes ghost gear, which is lost, abandoned or discarded fishing gear that often entangles animals, destroys reef habitats and is ingested by marine creatures. My most recent project uses ghost gear as a medium to draw attention to just one of the ways humans harm neglect the ocean. With the Olive Ridley Project, we are reaching out to communities in the Maldives and Pakistan to consider the creative value of the material.