My art practice is concerned with the interaction and interrelation of people and their environments, how the human and non-human worlds intersect and entangle, and how we think about these relationships. I am interested in the history of natural history, scientific picturing and collecting, and often my work draws on historical forms of scientific illustration. My process grows outward from deep observation into drawing which then translates into printmaking, painting, and other forms of making.
I am based in Aberdeen where I have recently restored an old cast iron lithography press and set up a small studio. Working in lithography – drawing up and printing from slabs of Jurassic limestone – not only helps me think about my relationship to the older printed materials I reference, but also to the stones themselves, deep time, and our human histories of extraction.