Experienced anywhere, a friend’s house, home, in a café, hospital or airport, a cup of tea is a pause in life. That pause contains feelings and emotions. The tea becomes internalised, the empty bag symbolises that moment, representing a point in time, a memory of all that surrounded you then, all you were thinking, everything you were. This work embodies the memories and ongoing experiences of my life.
This work aims to sculpturally articulate pain, vulnerability, fragility, loss, damage, healing, growth and repair in a way that I hope is accessible, engaging and meaningful to others.
These sculptures are fragile, their roots are personal and the method of display plays an integral part in their understanding by allowing only one person at a time to view each work. This opens a private exchange between myself and the viewer, each piece is a solitary experience, like a whisper or a secret.