Build, Balance

Today, the act of creating art feels like a navigation between the arbitrary and the surreal. It is an ongoing conversation between the weight of global crises and the privilege of crafting in peace.

Build, Balance is a site-responsive multimedia installation which converges elements of the familiar and searches for hope within the threads that bind us together. It weaves a narrative which celebrates the interconnectedness of our shared home, utilising ubiquitous materials such as cinder blocks, glass, wild clay, driftwood, marine plastic infused with sound and digital imagery.

Build, Balance seeks to carve out a space that gently bears witness to the beauty of everyday moments. It recognises the privilege of witnessing these moments and explores the simple magic woven into the fabric of everyday life.

This work is made in solidarity with the people of Palestine.


Materials List: Driftwood, cavity blocks, concrete bricks, organic wood, plexiglass, steel pins, pressed organic matter (moth, moss, dead flies, undetermined plant species), wood block, handmade paper, drawing paper, steel clips, steel wire, steel eye hook screws, tubular wood, petri dish, glass, fossilised rocks, seashells (common limpet, auger, common piddock, periwinkle), water, mushroom, crab claws, cuttlefish bone, sea detritus, whale intervertebral disc.