Having spent the first ten years of my life between London, New York and Paris, my family settled in Frankfurt - only to see me return to my birth place London in 1989. Here, affected by the emotional complexities of life as 'not quite' a foreigner in multicultural London, I turned to installation as a way to explore the notion of 'home' as both a physical and mental place, and the often complex and fragile quest that leads us there. This became the main subject of my work throughout my Fine Art degree where I worked mainly with installation and performance.
In 2004, now a single parent living in North London, I decided to return to making art - and to take up a project that had been gestating for several years. Basing my pieces on entomologists' conservation methods, I rearrange snippets of photographs newspapers and magazines, and, using pins, I display them in box frames in their new formation. Close up, each pinned up snippet of paper seems to be held up by its neighbour. From a distance what appears are fragile, floating, unsettled, 'worlds', which in their glass cases appear safe, captured, immobilised, yet threatening to disintegrate if their containers were removed.
1999 MA in design for interactive media, Middlesex University, London
1992 BA (hons) Fine Art, Middlesex University, London
Selected group exhibitions
2005 Inside Out, Lauderdale House, London
1994 COSY, Clove Gallery, London
Education experience - secondary
1984 French Baccalaurat, Lycee francais de Francfort, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1986 German Abitur, Schillergymnasium, Frankfurt am Main, Germany