As a mixed media artist using predominately textiles at the core of my work, it is texture and layering that mostly dominates the aesthetic.     I draw inspiration from what is at hand and the interaction of the various mediums I have at my disposal.  Inspiration can truly come from anywhere and often out of nowhere, as life unfolds so does my work.  Recent social political attitudes and events, the ever changing natural environment and our imaginings of what the future holds often dominate my thoughts when creating a piece of work.  Whatever thoughts surround it; it is the desire to create and the exploration of the process that drives each piece forward.  Just as layers of paint and fabric are sewn together, the far more complex relationship of modern human existence with all that surrounds us sets the scene; this is the most terrifying and exciting thing about our time in this world and how I feel every time I embark on a new piece of work.