Recycled, repurposed, refashioned, remarkable – intricate dresses and headpieces
Most works are inspired by historical fashion pieces and trends – the words and fashion of old, together creating the new. I use a variety of recycled and upcycled products, including paper, cardboard, signage, and artificial flowers. The fragile strength of paper is both a challenge and a pleasure to work with, and I happily embrace the rips, tears and stains that will continue to occur now that the books are outside the protection of their covers. The time spent creating with pages (up to 400 hours ) honours both the time spent writing them, and the time creating the precious commodity of paper. Mirroring the repetition of type on paper, my paper works all feature repetition of form, letting the stories peek through.