What does it mean to be an artist?
Being an artist to me, means permission to explore and play. It means being curious and investigating something in a considered way. It means living creatively. When I walk through nature exploring I feel excited about what I might discover, what I might find and ‘capture’.
What inspires you to create?
I can’t not create, sure nature is my inspiration, the thing I draw on as reference rather than making social commentary. But I am driven rather than inspired, to keep creating. The journey of making something that didn’t exist before that references a place I’ve been inspires me to create. I spent time thinking about what my art was about, what it reflected, what I was trying to say, but then I realised the biggest influence was me trying to make sense of a place, where I was.