I am a practitioner and Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation at the Manchester School of Art. Until 2015, I produced commissions for design and theatre, and now produce work for exhibition, associated with my practice-based research, in which tropes of animation practice, often without the inclusion of film, are drawn on methodologically to raise questions around the discipline and its histories.
The work draws from themes associated with mythologies of certainty and progress and human relationships with nature and technology. Further themes draw from folklore and fairy tale - their roots in social histories and their parallels with contemporary social practices; connecting with archive, object and location. I am interested, too, in the potential for social crafting processes, as well as for illustration, animation and writing, to engage audiences in projects centered in narrative and firstname.lastname@example.org