I am an artist and philosopher.
Through the construction of meticulous drawings, I explore themes surrounding visibility from the representation of women in public sculpture and "invisible" illnesses, to the use of algorithms in apps designed to beautify individuals. These evidently long, painstaking undertakings aim to encourage attentive and slow looking – a mode of reception which is often at odds with the way we process the subjects of these drawings. Furthermore, by uniting traditional and advanced methods of image-making, such as AI, I aim to make intangible processes and their effects on image production and reception visible.
My philosophical work, which falls primarily in analytic philosophy of art and aesthetics is also concerned with questions that arise around the process of drawing, and its epistemic and affective qualities. Through this work, I also examine issues that arise around "automatic", or labour-saving, ways to produce images, such as photography, in addition to the nature of creativity more broadly.
Prior to joining DMU, I was the 2021-22 British Society of Aesthetics Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at the University of Liverpool. I also taught Foundation Art and Design at Kaplan International College London and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Arts at the University of Kent. I also co-edit the peer-reviewed journal Debates in Aesthetics.