Emphasising the beauty in ordinary and overlooked everyday objects is an important aspect in my practice. Taking inspiration from my own home life, my latest works explore one of the most popular, yet desensitised animals, chickens. My current pieces express their unknown beauty and importance, as I explore them as both a flock, and as individual characters. Taking inspiration from 17th century still life, my practice has taken the form of more abstract representation with symbolic references. Through the exploration between painting and printmaking, I enjoy the processes involved with making, focusing on small details with the use of pattern. My family home holds everything personal to me, inspiring a selection of works that are perhaps at times unnoticeably representational of myself.