I am an artist with a practice, grounded in walking, that embraces photography, hand stitch and print. I am interested in how we encounter and recognize beauty, how we hold it in memory and how we share it – looking for my own particular answers to these expansive, perennial questions.
I walk for the joy of it – for the at once comforting and enlivening sense of smallness in the immensity of nature. I walk for the way in which it brings me to a state of stillness, to the ability to see. As I walk – whether in an urban churchyard or a towering mountain-scape – I am drawn to small, at-first-glance unprepossessing beauty that, if only given attention, rewards with awed joy, with an instinct to care. This is what my hand-work seeks to hold, and to offer up.