Chat us through the process of how you created your piece:
I use so many mediums when creating my artworks for textiles and particularly enjoy pencil drawing. I like to draw realistic portraits as I feel like it’s a great way to hone skills and to spend more time, but I use photoshop a lot in my work, so I like to take my hand drawings and apply effects to elevate the work.
How did the manifesto influence your ideas for the piece?
The manifesto was an amazing piece of writing that really captures the current mood of society in relation to girls and being able to express and be who they are. I felt Supré inspired me to do this artwork to show the face of a girl but blossoming with life in the form of flowers.
Why did the Power Project resonate with you?
I am a firm believer that being part of a community of women who can encourage and inspire each other can truly create change in culture. I felt that The Power Project was an amazing campaign that celebrates and champions the voice of girls and women.
I am a firm believer that being part of a community of women who can encourage and inspire each other can truly create change in culture.
How did you find the confidence to express yourself through your art?
I was fortunate enough to have amazing teachers in my school years that always encouraged my abilities. My dad who is also a great artist, and always encouraged me to draw and create.
Why do you think it is important to share and express yourself through your art?
Art is such an important part of society, it’s the “outside of the box” thinking that we all need. I know many great and talented artists that are very forward thinking in terms of society, culture and how to make the world better, and I think that art & creativity is integral part of cultural shift and change.
What does empowerment mean to you?
Having the support and freedom to try things even if fail or to flourish.
Who inspires you?
My good friend Seb Brown. And Oprah.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Never burn bridges because you never know when you’ll end up.
What is the best piece of advice you can offer to other women?
Money is just numbers on a screen, your integrity and creativity is invaluable and can change the world.
If you were able to change one thing in the world what would it be?
That people would value creativity as much as other entities.