In the last few years, I have been pursuing a long-term project, entitled “The Witchcraft Series”. Through it I am seeking to represent the power that the idea of
“the witch” holds in our culture, both as metaphor for our fears, and as representation of social injustice towards women.
To this end, I deploy historical texts and original illustrations, along with contemporary scientific and cultural references, to depict the stories of individual women, or to comment on ways we try to exert control over our world and our own lives.
Overall, my work is concerned with breaking out of the convention which associates textiles and woven tapestry with a sense of cosiness and comfort. In the past I have made work which introduced elements of irony, or made the viewer think about the issues I was raising, while also presenting an object which was visually arresting.