I spend a lot of my time making things. I use textile art to help make sense of academic work and to present conceptual ideas in alternative ways. I make box frames using buttons and other objects and symbols as gifts and on commission. I also have a keen interest in photography and capture the mundane, minutiae aspects of everyday life on film.
‘Keys to Success’: a frame I made for a colleague at UWE to celebrate her new promotion!
‘Bridges to Success’: a frame I made for a colleague at UWE to celebrate another promotion and a PhD completion!
A frame for a colleague at UWE to celebrate her 60th birthday!
Ceramic pig from ‘King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath 2008’ with printed photographs and decoupage medium. Photographs of skyscapes, day and night; cityscapes; rainforest; desert; coast and sea
My Mother in Buttons – a box frame of 16 buttons that symbolise my mother
Symbols of Friendship – a box frame of buttons, beads and charms, symbolising the friendship between George and her friends Emma, Charlotte and Harriet. Made for George’s Hen Do, February 2012
Textile art depicting the meaningful aspects of group facilitation
Compass – the guiding nature of group facilitation
Button symbolising growth of ideas within groups. Thread as part of the Foucauldian view of power –
Button symbolising the sometimes linear nature of individual thought
Green ribbon edging; highlights the importance of liminal space and the spaces at the periphery where people, power and relationships are established