Abstract Artist / Writer / Digital Document Designer
My visual art practice is organic and joyful in nature, steeped in a love of colour, experimental methodologies and abstract expressions.
I studied Communication and Cultural/Media studies at Curtin University, majoring in Creative Writing. I received a PhD in 2003 for a thesis that utilised the theories of Deleuze and Guattari to address the way cultural texts can influence the way people think about the world to naturalise particular life narratives as inevitable and desirable. Moreover, I addressed the concerns this can present when this ability is appropriated and utilised for particular political purposes. In such contexts, art becomes necessarily subversive, seeking to actively resist fixed interpretive assumptions, and celebrate plurality by inviting the viewer/consumer to participate in the meaning making that occurs as a repetition of difference in each individual engagement.
I currently work full time in Project Support and Document Control; designing and automating documents using VBA in MS Word and Excel.