How do you describe your journey from that first piece sold to today?
My journey was not direct. I studied makeup artistry, advertising, interior design and fashion PR. Always making pieces and art in my private time. When it finally came full circle I can see how all the past studies passions and work have contributed so much to what I do today. Colour, composition, marketing, beauty, balance. It was when I discovered and used Instagram to show what I would make in my time after "work" that people became interested and that very quickly became what I started to do full time.
What are your favourite pieces you have created to date?
It changes all the time with my moods. At the moment I am obsessed with anything metallic so I'm really into Love Connection using glitter taming down over a couple of lovers. I'm also into the process of balance, repetition, focus and obsession so a new series called building blocks that are still life set ups are really emotionally deep in meaning to me and what I am feeling at the moment.
What have been some of your absolute favourite collaborations to date and why?
Westfield has allowed me to go above and beyond in both scale and dimension, to create a vision that enveloped me in my process and output, and I feel honoured to have been given this opportunity and freedom to create and grow. My collaboration with Viktor & Rolfe gave me a preview of their unique designs and haute couture atelier works in progress that was absolutely fascinating and dream worthy. And Jason Wu, a designer and artist that I have been obsessing over, so to work in collaboration with his new Grey range and have him be inspired in return by my work was an incredible pinch me moment.
What are your top 3 favourite pieces from your work with Westfield Chermside?
I absolutely love the 30 meter long piece I did for Le Bon Choix, with a cheeky & a chic French flavour to the collage. I also love the collage for Seed with florals and an encrusted diamanté wheel. And for Nine West the NYC skyline was empowered with climbing women in heels of strength.