“I am a designer/maker who works with a combination of African Barkcloth, (a traditionally cultivated and sustainable material) with other natural and sustainable materials such as felt (wool) and leather in order to produce pieces with precise finish and a tactile nature – an aspect which is very important to me. By focusing on techniques and materials, my concern is making art a craft which is executed using a combination of traditional and modern processes and which should always refer to social reality.
By focusing on techniques and materials, I hope to create work which has a social conscience and is totally eco-friendly, sustainable and bio-degradable.
I see my work as an attempt to depict colour and form in an aesthetically pleasing way. I also experiment with the range of possibilities allowed through my choice of materials. For me, the materials are the vital components. For inspiration, I look at forms from natural, forms such as leaves, seed pods and microscopic organisms to inspire my work.
The goal of my work is to depict colour and form in an aesthetically pleasing way. I also use it as an opportunity to explore the range of possibilities allowed through different methods of application.”