My current work is especially inspired by the surrounding rolling hills in Wiltshire, which have been shaped over thousands of years by ancient man right through to modern man, who have all have made their mark in various ways. At the moment I am looking at the marks made in the Bronze Age, in the form of barrows and other settlements, comparing with the more modern marks from farming; and contrasting the raised circles of the mounds with the linear lines of ploughing and harvesting. Although there are also other structures such as the stones at Avebury and Stonehenge, I am concentrating more on those marks that have affected the land itself, some of which are more obvious from the air. Lines from farming plus the different colours in the fields and environment all give depth to the landscape, and help emphasise the rolling hills of the chalkland.
I use mainly hand dyed or printed fabric. The marks that I make are by hand and machine stitching and over printing, with the addition of found objects.