What will you be showing at Eye of the Collector in London this month?
I’m showing a new piece entitled Expansion. The inspiration behind it came from thinking about what happens when a vessel cannot contain its contents anymore. In this case, the vessel is vase-shaped, and the contents is a tufted sculpture of a body, which emerges from and expands out of the vase. It's a mutating, metamorphosing body with multiple limbs and faces – while it expands out from the vessel, it is also expanding out from its biology.
Can you tell us what inspired Expansion?
I've been thinking a lot about metamorphosis lately. It's a theme that often appears in Greek mythology: from Arachne, the weaver who was transformed into a spider, to the nymph Daphne who is turned into a tree – there's so many narratives in which people become plants or animals. I'm not quite sure what my character is becoming, but I do know that a transition is taking place.
Eye of the Collector runs from 11 to 14 May 2022 at Two Temple Place, London, and online. An earlier version of this article appeared in Crafts issue 287