The appropriation of the language of craft and its historical relevance have continually driven my research and processes. William Morris was an ideal figure to describe the relationship between man and nature, artist and craftsman both great and flawed. His company's wallpaper designs were the obvious choice for relating the repression of women through pornography, inspired by the 19th-century novel Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
This short story became my impetus for creating a series of collections and I was approached by Marios Schwab to collaborate on prints for his 2008 Autumn/Winter collection based on the resulting works. The process of the collaboration created a framework from which to explore existing and developing ideas and techniques. The Crafts Council UK acquired Dress09 for their collection in 2011 which has resulted in a series of curated shows in museums and online. It is currently touring in Criminal Ornamentation a group show curated by Yinka Shonibare CBE.