Collecting, mapping and archiving are the foundational processes of my practice. Over time my collections and their materials have themselves become ongoing projects that I catalogue, write about, and arrange for presentation in a variety of formats including installations and print works. These collections are also resources that I draw upon to make works including dioramas, videos, paintings, and light-based works such as solar photograms.
Through my practice I examine places - their topographies, mythologies, histories and landscapes - and how they are represented in cinema, literature, painting, and ephemera including packaging. I have a particular interest in agricultural regions; one of my current, ongoing collections is of Australian fruit and vegetable cartons, which I identify as markers in the land that have the potential to convey mystic truths about places and their people.
I was born in 1979 in Galway, Ireland, and moved to Australia at age 6. I now live on Gadigal land in the Eora Nation (aka Sydney).