An ongoing enquiry into sacred dressmaking & site specific engagement
Masks and ceremonial dress have formed an integral part of traditional cultures as a way of making visible that which is intangible, as a way of drawing in the spirits into making sanctuary with us, offering our body as a sacred location for a momentary communion with the 'no-bodies'.
I believe the land draws us into a relationship through acts of imagination, so I'm interested in traditions that still use masquerade in their cultural life. My ongoing practice and enquiry is in making handmade felt and textile ceremonial costumes. I'm interested in exploring how I can make visible certain forces in nature, so that through community engagement and dance we can come into closer relationship with invisible aspects of the land.