My artworks connect the form of the circle with a narrative that responds to circumstance. Through disability, the making of work considers the physicality of ‘how to make’ as the crucial factor of ‘what to make’. The circle represents an action, an action os least resistance- repetitious and habitual.
While not consciously seeking out the circle, I am attracted to the curve and its form and it infiltrates much of my work. The inclusion of the circle in my works has become a natural and instinctive process within my practice.
My ‘Billie Button’ works take the circle to a place of excess and are inspired by a local flora species of Craspedia- more commonly called the Billy Button’. When I was a child we would pick these bright yellow ‘Billy Buttons’ from the road side, fortunately now they are a protected species preserving them in their natural environment.