Photography
Playground drawings

Playground drawings

The line that begins a journey, a game, play. You encourage me to follow and trace the lines that you have made. I twist and turn on your line. We laugh together. The line that connects me to you. An umbilical line.
Tarmac & Skin

Tarmac & Skin

   
Love, protection, confinement and freedom

Love, protection, confinement and freedom

I went to see the film “Room” directed by Lenny Abrahamsson and based on the screen play and book of the same name by Emma Donoghue. It was a profoundly moving experience that got me thinking about my home as sanctuary and as a place of confinement, maternal love, protection, and  freedom. I started to think...
Self Portraits as Mother

Self Portraits as Mother

A series of photographic self portraits that attempt an alternative view to idealised images of mother.
M(other) Stories

M(other) Stories

"Autobiographical writing is juxtaposed with photographs taken at home and during the school run using my smart phone camera. Photographs record the ever shifting, transitory time I share with my family. There are shadow portraits of me and my son playing, of my son sleeping, intimate observations of his body and skin, collaged together with...
Mummy milk

Mummy milk

I have been feeding my son for four years now and my milk has almost dried up. These images seek to capture the memory of my milk and the physical and emotional work of feeding my son. I see my work of breastfeeding much like endurance performance. This series (of which here are 4 of 24)...
Dust to bread

Dust to bread

The dust that collects in my vacuum cleaner is full of cat and human hair, dead skin, lost lego pieces, cut up bits of paper and scraps of childrens' creativity, feathers from the cushions that line our sofa, sweet wrappers dropped, mud from the souls of our shoes stamped inside and lots of other...
River of milk

River of milk

The river of milk that has flowed from my breasts for four long years has almost run dry. My experience feels like an ocean a continent, the Pacific, Africa. It has been a long emotional journey that has bounded me closely to my son.
Bread Baking with Mother

Bread Baking with Mother

The death of my beloved bread maker has triggered this current project. I have been reminding myself of the lovely theraputic qualities of kneeding bread, and Naoise has been loving getting messy with the sticky flour mess.
The World's Wife

The World’s Wife

A project documenting the 5 day give away of Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife for World Book Night.
Second born

Second born

A book created using documentary photography to record the work of a mother caring for her young child.
First Born

First Born

"A book created using documentary photography and prose to reflect upon a mothers time spent with her first child."