Since graduating from Queensland College of Art (Griffith University) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in printmaking, I have continued to develop my practice in linocut carving and investigate its connection with my Torres Strait Islander heritage. Brought up in Western communities, I have struggled with notions of identity and my creative practice has played a central role in connecting with indigenous culture.
Inspired by my immediate environment of Brisbane, my practice focuses on minute areas of native flora. From these observations I create a diverse range of organic patterns and forms. My connection to the natural landscape and my personal discovery of linocut printmaking, a method where the physicality of carving becomes meditative and immersive, has allowed me to realise a connection to my indigenous heritage that I would not have been able to otherwise. My passion towards printmaking and an understanding of my heritage has encouraged me to explore expression through carved line as a way to represent story, place, memories and relationships.