My practice is visual communication and my artistic and academic preoccupations are to understand how we translate visual language; the potential of materials to play on our tacit knowledge; and how as practitioners we reflect on and articulate our process of making and thinking.
I am currently undertaking a practice-based research project that investigates the potential visual language of raw materials used in ceramics. The natural dramatic quality of geology and the more refined and functional language of industry speaks easily through clay and the raw materials mixed to make glazes. The time and space to experience mistakes and failure is important to my process of discovery and learning. The resulting publication will act as a taxonomy of visual languages, and will be contextually framed by a series of short critical articles that use different references and sources to disseminate the visual findings.
I feel it is important to communicate my research process and contribute to an on-going production of knowledge that can be utilised, questioned, debated or refuted in a pedagogical context. Through talks, publications and involvement with various journals I aim to contribute to, learn from and further the contemporary critical discourse around the discipline of Illustration.