Her art practice involves creating kaleidoscopic and fragmented fantasy worlds. This has been expressed in a range of media; painting, collage, photography, film and drawing. Whilst studying at Camberwell College of Art she developed a keen interest and focus on community art and linking art projects to mental health issues. She explores ways in which art can help to develop awareness of what can be considered taboo subjects in society. For example, she curated an exhibition involving women with eating disorders using art to express their feelings towards this illness. She also created a film in the style of a pop music video that explored society's attitudes towards depression in the media. Her most recent project has been questioning identity and which path to take in a vibrant city like London, that has so many choices and options.
These cityscapes have evolved from detailed and intricate 'doodles' that are drawn from her conscious and subconscious thoughts. They flow from a meditative state, focusing and clarifying her mind whilst blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. They are inspired by observing and responding to the world around her; shapes, colours, patterns, emotions, sounds etc... With this specific style of working, she doesn't have a pre-conceived idea of what the overall image will look like, allowing the process to unravel and for the piece to find its own conclusion. This mindful approach that she has adopted feeds her art practice.
Find more Kirsty's work here.