plastic.jpeg is an instagram account that examines the relationship between online identity and authenticity. Whilst providing a sense of anonymity by not showing my actual face, but a likeness to my physical appearance, the doll works as a vessel for all the insecurities I fail to show on social media. All sets and props are handmade and pander to the oversaturation and bright themes frequently seen on Instragram
The Consumption Of Diana
A response to one of YCN's 2018 briefs set by the Dogs Trust.
The goal was to discourage people from shopping online for pedigree dogs, whilst emphasising the joys of adopting a dog from one of the Dogs Trust shelters.
The result is a mobile app which highlights the personality and charms of each dog residing within the Dogs Trust Shelters. Matching potential owners with shelters dogs through a criteria of compatibility, emphasis is placed on the relationship between dog and owner, rather than the appearance or breed of dog.
The app is complete with a short promotional video, mimicking a regular dating app.
YCN 2018 - Dogs Trust
A public wayfinding system in Edinburgh that documents the length of a failed relationship. Starting at the bus stop where you first met, carrying on to the restaurant where you argued, and ending the doorway where you finally finished it.
Sentimental is a research based project that dissects the idea of sentimentality and physical connections. Through various means, I aimed to to establish sentimental connections with both strangers and acquaintances. After spending time with each individual, I then crafted an object that reflected that relationship, and passed it on to them as a gift.
This publication documents that process from beginning to end, comparing each persons affections as well as my own.
Perfect bound, the publication is 24 pages, printed on recycled 270gm card.
Pity Party is a satirical app for those who crave validation on social media.
The project is a reflection of the mass audiences produced by ever growing social media platforms and the cognitive dissonance between the virtual and real self.
Pity Party will take information provided by the user to mass generate artificial posts that will be broadcast to the individuals social media accounts, creating the illusion of a well rounded and popular social life.
A series of illustrations based upon Grace Jones’ most iconic outfits and photos. They were created to promote the 2017 Grace Jones symposium held at Edinburgh College of Art.
Smooth is an art directed photo series that examines the portrayal of woman and hair removal in contemporary advertising. Subverting the hyper feminine imagery usually featured in adverts, the series focuses on the ritualistic nature of shaving and hair removal.