I have a diverse and multicultural background, I spent my formative years growing up in the mega cities of Asia, specifically Shanghai, China and Pune, India, moving to rural village near Bath in the UK for my senior education. At the age of 19, I moved to the Netherlands to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), with a 6 month internship in Cape Town, South Africa. One of my graduation projects, “The Devil and his Lettuce”, was nominated for the Melkweg Award 2020 announced annually in Dutch Design Week, recognises “a truly unique talent among DAE’s Bachelor graduates” for a project that is “both highly original and full of potential,” as well as WINNING the Kick That Ass award 2020 from Maarten Bass and Lowlands, presented “to a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven who has used the graduation year to make an authentic work - regardless of advice or assignments - within self-set frameworks”. I am a huge fan of travel and outdoors adventure; the freedom in space, in mind and in movement. As a child I was lucky enough to travel around the world extensively, this left me with the ability to live, enjoy and adapt easily to new environments and cultures. Traveling for work and education has driven my young adulthood. Contrastingly, living on a smallholding in the UK as an adolescent I raised pigs, chickens, cows and sheep, rearing them for their produce, teaching me valuable lessons and respect for life, death and the interconnectedness of the natural world. My life experiences give me an exceptionally broad frame of reference that fuels my creative mind making me an extremely agile, free and fearless maker, designer and creator.
- 80% CrapFacing up to the massive impact of something so very tiny….. Something like a beauty mark, which has always been a prominent feature, visually and culturally. In antiquity, it was felt the gods sent dark marks to mar too pretty faces. Ancient Greeks and Chinese have sought meaning from natural marks, whilst 18th century Europeans have communicated meaning through artificial marks. Europeans of the Dark Ages saw evidence of the Devil and witchcraft, whereas Europeans of the Age of Enlightenme
- The Devil and His LettuceNominated for the Melkweg Award The Devil’s Lettuce is a free-format handbook that takes you on a mind-expanding trip through the life and times of cannabis. Allowing you to release yourself from misconceptions and fake news about a widely misunderstood plant, medicine, textile fibre and religious sacrament. Cannabis is one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops. It has powered much modern development, brought healing and recreation, and been used heavily as a religious and spiritual aid.
- Ceramic Artist
- Ceramic Design
- Graphic Art
- Book Art
- Art Direction
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Melkweg Award (nominee)Design Academy EindhovenThe award is announced annually in Dutch Design Week, recognises “a truly unique talent among DAE’s Bachelor graduates” for a project that is “both highly original and full of potential"
Kick That Ass Award (winner)Maarten Bass and Lowlands FestivalThe award is presented “to a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven who has used the graduation year to make an authentic work - regardless of advice or assignments - within self-set frameworks”