Born in Merseyside in 1988 I completed my degree in Fine Art in 2010 and have been practicing in Liverpool ever since. Through the creation of sacred spaces, multi-media installations and oil painting I endeavour to explore the legacy of colonial Britain and the evolution of modern celebrity obsession and consumer worship. The disparateness of the world's population has created a revolution which manifests itself in subculture and fandom that confirms a sense of tribal identity and belonging. As a British woman of mixed British, Irish, Indian and Jamaican ethnic origin my connection to this country is often fraught with contradicting and often aggressive messages. Combining readymade merchandise, painstakingly constructed altar pieces, video performance and racist kitsch I have begun to understand and re-establish my multi-cultural persona within the praxis of western society.

 

 

 

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