Stitching in public is my way of breaking the boundaries: my only limitation is finding a plug socket!
I transport my sewing machine to public places to draw in stitch. Observing the surroundings and people, I create a narrative of my experience. Using a sewing machine on a train, in a laundrette or by a bus stop, I become a public installation.
I empathise with the objects and people: they become caricatures of my imagination as I create their story.
The experience I gain from interaction with the environment feeds in to my stitching and enriches the narrative. Snatches of conversation and scraps of material are woven into the piece.
I aim to transform mundane into extraordinary, transient to fixed.
My stitching can become abstract as I only have a few seconds to capture a moment.