SHE WAS COOKING SOMETHING UP, 2014

She was cooking something up is a kitchen installation where the lady of the house becomes totally preoccupied with food, and is locked in a world where she obsesses about what she can or cannot consume. She confides that she does not eat bread (it bloats her), cannot eat chocolate (it keeps her awake at night), avoids cream cakes (they upset her system), but insists that she is not on a diet. The viewer can become part of her world, sneak into her kitchen and even open her cupboards to see what is hidden within.

 Don't Make A Meal Of It

Don't Make A Meal Of It

 Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice

 Skinny Pinny

Skinny Pinny

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 Weight A Minute

Weight A Minute

This artwork has been created using real weighing scales but has been adapted using silkscreen printed imagery and hand stitched motifs onto cotton.  The dial is now in the form of a clock used to represent the time that diets tend to fail, ten past four in the afternoon, when all good resolutions tend to fail….


 Guilt Biscuits

Guilt Biscuits

Guilt Biscuits sit innocently on a laser-cut glass platter. On closer inspection the platter is engraved with words which describe ‘fat’, and the real biscuits are hand stitched with the words ‘GUILT’ and ‘IN CONTROL’. There is a desire to eat the biscuits until one sees that they are stitched with thread.


 It's Only A Question Of Balance

It's Only A Question Of Balance

 Oven Love

Oven Love

 Installation in progress

Installation in progress

 One of six plans for installation designed by the artist

One of six plans for installation designed by the artist


Exhibited in:

Solo Gallery, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace & Harrogate (2014)

Guilt Biscuits and Weight a Minute exhibited in:

Textile Art of Today, Touring Exhibition, Slovak Museum, Czech Republic; Romer Floris Art & History Museum, Hungary; Historical Museum, Poland; Tatra Gallery, Slovakia (2015/16)