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I'm a fine artist and art teacher from the UK. I've been living in the Bay Area for the last 12 years. My work serves as a conduit for curiosity about the nature of creative thought and creative impulse.

Through the process of creating my work I am able to explore how thoughts arrive, take shape and are subjected to the systems and structures within which I think, create, and make meaning. Somewhat like a science experiment, I attempt to induce and record visually the dual processes of creating order from chaos, and imposing chaos on order - impulses that exist within me simultaneously. Working inside this state of constant flux I am forced to address both the illusion and the inevitability of order. I am also compelled to wrestle with my ego.

The work resulting from this exploration is both the process itself and a…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 16
  • Joined October 8, 2010

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Ink and yupo

About

I'm a fine artist and art teacher from the UK. I've been living in the Bay Area for the last 12 years. My work serves as a conduit for curiosity about the nature of creative thought and creative impulse.

Through the process of creating my work I am able to explore how thoughts arrive, take shape and are subjected to the systems and structures within which I think, create, and make meaning. Somewhat like a science experiment, I attempt to induce and record visually the dual processes of creating order from chaos, and imposing chaos on order - impulses that exist within me simultaneously. Working inside this state of constant flux I am forced to address both the illusion and the inevitability of order. I am also compelled to wrestle with my ego.

The work resulting from this exploration is both the process itself and a representation of the process through motifs such as the grid and repetitive mark-making (symbolic of order) and spills, drips, and bleeds (chaotic processes).

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