The immersive environments I have created weave in personal narratives gained from interviews or research with my personal observations and studies.
ALL AT SEA will represent my collaboration with fellow art and science colleague Hannah Scott. Show synopsis: Hannah Scott and Maria Macc, explore our relationship with the sea through a collaborative, site-specific installation, at The Crypt, St John on Bethnal Green Church. Two diverse views of working on the sea are brought together, as observed by Hannah on board one of the world’s largest container ships and by Maria experiencing the fishing practices of the Cornish fishermen. The connecting point is the sea and how vital it is to the livelihoods of the people observed and as an everyday superhighway supporting all our lifestyles. The work aims to encourage people to reflect on the wider impact of consumer culture on the natural environment. https://www.lumenstudios.co.uk/future-events
Don't be still my beating heart, installation, Crypt Gallery
ALL AT SEA - June 13-16, 2019
My works will take a voyeuristic perspective on life at sea on the Cornish coastline.
Don't be still my beating heart, Crypt Gallery Oct 2016
Perceptions of the Figurative, 5th Base Gallery, London
Degree Show, 2015
Beyond the Fabrica
Beyond the Fabrica: Prolonging life and ‘life’ after death - the relationship of medicine with the body.
The work displayed in my final MA Art and Science Degree Show (May, 2017) combined the strains of my pathology and surgical intervention research. This line of enquiry considered the body as a site of exploration for the medical practitioner and the relationship of the patient in understanding, healing, and coping through illness.
Featured the work of Dr. Billy Leung and personal narratives of patients including Tim undergoing a heart ablation. Reference to specific specimens in the Gordon Museum and of Alan, a contemporary mummy.
Third Matter, MA Art and Science degree show, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London
For the past year I have been developing studies concentrating on the specimens at the Gordon Museum, The Hunterian and through the Royal Society of Medicine. A huge thanks to William Edwards, Curator at the Gordon Museum, The Kings College Anatomy Society and Dr. Billy Ching Leung for supporting me in my investigations.
This work is being expanded to consider the parallels of the coping and healing mechanisms of the body with nature.
Third Matter Art and Science Degree Show, CSM
Featuring the work of Billy Leung. At CSM, 24-28 May, 2017.
Billy Leung, collaboration CSM MA Show, medic studies
I work in a wide range of media, traditional to industrial, natural pigments to synthetic substances. The clash, tension and affinity of materials intrigues me and this alchemy spurs me on.
CERN CSM:CMS Show, 2017
Prints & Drawing
Prints have been a key format for me since my studies in NCAD in 2010. I won the Evans printmakers award and have used print to explore avenues in my art making and as a medium in its own right.
I was awarded the Technical Merit award for Printmaking at City and Guilds of London Art School, 2015.
I have recently used the processes involved to create works researching transitioning and identity issues.
I returned to actively using drawing as a tool for investigation when studying the pathology specimens at the Gordon Museum. This has stimulated my interest in the fine details and information in nerves, tissues and bones. I attended drawing from the cadaver sessions to explore the recording that students undertake to learn how the body functions, an amazing insight for someone not used to exploring the body in such a personal relationship.
I work across a wide range of media to reflect the metamorphosis of my subject matter. Drawing and photography are my key forms of research and enquiry. I have recently introduced resin to suspend materials and even took a course in taxidermy.
A Nervous system study which resulted in a work on perspex, with ink and string.
Inspired by the Evelyn Tables this is a pyrography piece on re-engineered wood.
Tim's Dodgy Heart
3D print out of the inner structure of the heart. Outer scaffolding retained as a homage to Tim's career as an architect.
Works on Metal
I developed a passion for re-deploying the printing process to create works on steel. These are then subjected to various methods of corrosion and stopping out the process to create patterns of change.
There is something intriguing about discovering what you can gain from a plate and each metal has its differing qualities and textures.
Lens based art
Often photography is so handy to capture information but it’s also provided a source of material to digitally edit to reveal hidden intricacies. I am also interested in alternative processes using camera-less techniques and lumen prints.
ARTROOMS LONDON 2018
20-22nd Jan, 2018, Meliã White House, Albany Street, Regent's Park, London, NW1 3UP
I was selected to represent the UK at this international Art Fair. My works under the theme 'Beneath the surface' continue my studies into anatomy and pathology. Narratives were incorporated in the works with personal insights of lung cancer by Johnny B and a friend's breast cancer experiences.