Having ADHD means that I have the ability to hyperfocus, fundamental when it comes to my work. Pieces can take many months to create, sometimes, as with The Lionheart Project, years.
Career highlights include creating a ‘Very Very Unofficial Portrait’ of Prince Harry for Guardian Weekend magazine, Bojo, a sculpture of Boris Johnson as life-size albino gorilla for Chelsea Flower Show, collaborating with the British Council on their ‘Great’ campaign, travelling the world showing and talking about Crochetdermy®, and exhibiting at many prestigious galleries/museums including The V&A, Natural History Museum and Saatchi Gallery.
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My work occasionally leads me in unexpected directions. In 2020 I had the opportunity to create a piece that would aid women in the most difficult of moments. I was contacted by a specialist in forensic medicine enquiring if I could create a realistic yet non confrontational model of the female anatomy, the prop to aid expert witness court testimony during sexual assault cases.
I was determined to help and after a lot of experimenting managed to create an appropriate workable model. The prop was well received and it’s success led to a project creating multiples for the New South Wales Ministry of Health.
“The models have arrived, and three of our seniormedical staff have contacted me to say the quality and the value of the models as training resources are amazing. I wanted to pass on their thanks and appreciation.”