My research based practice explores social and cultural histories, and in particular issues of representation of identity, difference and dislocation. I employ a multidisciplinary approach stretching across installation, sculpture and drawing to express the unspoken or denied narrative.
My recent work is a meditation on youth, memory and mortality, reflecting on my upbringing during the most turbulent years of the Northern Ireland conflict. In the resulting charcoal drawings a tension exists between the impermanence of the medium and the apparent threat of the stark, monochrome image. These works, combining ambiguous fragments of text and symbols interwoven with references to popular culture and literature, consider how the narratives of the past are constructed and presented in a Post-Troubles context.