My artistic practice stems from a desire to know and understand the nature of things; my working processes are driven by curiosity and discovery, and my outcomes are evidenced with detailed care and sensitivity. I am interested in the human understanding of, and relationship with the natural world, and I am compelled by the idea that all things by nature are inherently porous, osmotic, other and ultimately unknowable. I work with a range of materials including painting, printmaking, bookmaking and ceramics, and through direct observation of natural bodies animal, mineral, vegetable, fungal and so on. I look to other disciplines in my search for knowledge: natural history, biology, geology, museology. I make use of scientific tools for seeing and imaging, reference botanical and anatomical illustration, and appropriate formats found in museum display. However, each work holds a sense of touch, and presents a kind of knowledge based on ambiguity, analogy or resemblance.