Research

Doctorate fine Art – university of Hertfordshire

The Art of Healing – symbolic objects and transformational making

Making, creating and assembling in spiritual, creative and magical healing practice

This study will explore how symbolic objects are understood and used in contemporary British magical, spiritual and faith healing practices. It will ask how modern practitioners are reimagining and reinterpreting healing and ritual through syncretic assemblages and intercultural processes, as well as exploring the materiality and potency of the objects and artifacts used in these practices and the part they play in transformation and healing through symbolic engagement. 

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Artwork created as part of body of work entitled ‘Empowering the Shadows

This ‘Art Based Research’ is inspired by both my research and my own personal healing journey and will be exhibited as the practice based element of my DFA work. Artwork includes painting, drawing, ceramics, 3D printed models, pewter casting, dry point etching, illustration, collage, textiles and mixed media work.