Ongoing themes in my work are the impact the past has on the present, the relationship of time and place, memory and identity and the transcultural experiences caused by war, colonization and migration. When making my finished work the material quality of the object and the processes by which it is made become very important, the embedding of form and idea and the evocative and historical resonance of the medium. I research extensively on location, in museums and in archives drawing, collecting objects, taking photographs and making notes.