Celebrating landscapes and cultures in an era of globalisation. Pairing nature with elements of local cultural history, in the form of patterns inspired by textiles and other early artforms. Intrigued by the future of humanity on Earth. I use photographs and memories from my travels in 19+ countries, imagining how fashion and wearable technology will adapt to assist us in an ever-changing global environment.
Over the centuries, cultural fashion has been saturated by local beauty standards, class systems and utilitarian purposes. As our planet’s air and water deteriorates, everyday fashion may begin to filter pollution from the air we breathe. I design avant garde or futuristic air-filtering contraptions and garments, made with anything from plants, solar panels, junkyard scraps, to extraterrestrial technologies. In my portraits I intentionally place these filters on individuals I’ve met who are rich in resourcefulness, but lacking in resources.
My paintings are inspired by memories and ideas of travel, lingering, relationships, colors and symbols. The isolating strangeness- yet oneness of humankind; the vastness of the multiverse. They are a celebration of beautiful landscapes and cultures around the globe, intriguing elements of spiritual and otherworldly presences, and the everyday act of breathing.