Describe what you do creatively.
I am constantly inspired by my surrounding natural environments and how I connect with them. By immersing myself in nature, I create artworks that offer glimpses into my visceral imaginings of a new environment. Practicing predominately as a printmaker, what I find most creative is how I capture a moment in time, translating a physical and emotional experience to an artwork on paper.

Creativity, for me, is utilising the tools and physicality of linocut printmaking, a method where the physicality of carving becomes meditative and immersive. The constant randomness that arises from the directions in which I carve my repeated patterns allows newly discovered forms to grow.

Do you identify as an artist, illustrator, designer or something else?
I practice as a visual artist, specialising in relief-printmaking. Since recent times, I would now also consider myself a textile designer and public work artist.

Do you stick to a defined stylistic direction in your work?
I am drawn to creating both small and large-scale works that focus on the minute detail of local flora. From these observations, I create a diverse range of patterns and forms through the repetitive nature of relief-print carving.

If so, describe that direction and what led to that decision.
Since my final year of university, I have been interested in exploring identity and finding ways to connect with the different threads of my Papua New Guinean, European and Torres Strait Islander heritage. The carving techniques and storytelling aesthetics of Papua New Guinean and Torres Strait Islander cultures combined with the Western influences of my upbringing have encouraged me to explore expression through carved line to represent story, place, memories and relationships. I continue to engage with and reimagine natural environments through printmaking, now also as a tool to demonstrate nature’s impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

What colours and/or shapes excite you?
The fluid shapes of plant life combined with the unique, intricate patterns that are found within them. The strong contrast between orange and blue.

What is your relationship with chaos?
My artistic practice is inspired by nature, investigating the chaos and irregularity of line, form and direction. However, I use this inspiration to create artworks in printmaking, a discipline of fine art that requires accuracy in both carving methods and execution of printing block to paper.

Do you take risks or play it safe?
I do like to take risks as it pushes and challenges me as an artist. There does tend to be an underlying strategy though, creating space for risk taking to expand my practice.

What discourages you from being creative?
The administration that comes with working as a full-time artist. It can make life very task driven, which can work against creativity.

What are you expecting from the RMXTV experience?
I expect the experience to be a collaborative work with other artists. Whether I am collaborating with them physically or have seen their work come before, we will combine our skills and aesthetics to create a piece that has no boundaries.