You also recently completed an MFA in painting from the National Art School. Of all the mediums you work in (drawing, painting, books, installation, video), which do you enjoy the most and why?
It’s difficult to choose because they are all my children in some respect, and all feel personal and necessary. The wall installations are the most immediately raw and cathartic. They resemble paintings, but are made on site on a specific wall using thread, and can’t be moved without being destroyed. Something about the impermanence of their beauty, as well as my active involvement in their demise hurts as well as enlivens. The video works that document the ‘unpainting’ process are all about loss of control, and letting go – the shadow side to the predetermined and disciplined process that is required for their creation.
This year, the most exciting thing for me is the release of my first book, Three Six Five Days on Paper. I made this work over 2020-2021, a very difficult time for me personally (as well as for many others), and then spent two years turning it into a limited edition book, which I had no idea how to do, and was a lot more complex than I had anticipated. I have been so lucky to have met and collaborated with some really wonderful people in Sydney and Berlin to bring it to life. I love the idea of a book being a complete work of art, both a sculptural object in and of itself and a site where form and content merge into a portal to another world - an exhibition that you can carry around with you. Creating a book is a dream come true, and I hope there are more to come in the future!