About the Artist
I was raised in the wild Australian rainforest, where my imagination was set alight by the weird and wonderful creatures I grew up with. This fascination has stayed with me, inspiring me to create creatures of all shapes and sizes in the form of poseable sculptures which I have been selling since high school. In recent years, I have worked to bring my creations to life through makeup and puppetry. In order to expand my skills, I've been experimenting with knifemaking and skeletal articulation. Watch out world, you're about to see some weird and wicked stuff!
I graduated from the Australian Institute of Creative design in August 2017 as makeup student of the year, and have undertaken several workshops including advanced prosthetics, bloodlines, pros-aide transfers, sculpting, and puppetry. I have competed internationally in makeup competitions, and undertaken work experience at Weta Workshop and Millennium FX. Over the last few years I have been working in the Australian Industry on a variety of projects including Screen Queensland short films and an Opera Queensland Performance. I have recently moved to New Zealand to pursue my career here.
Outside of making monsters, my interests include martial arts and caring for animals. In Australia, I was a wildlife carer and had many animals. Unfortunately, NZ wasn't too keen on me bringing my snake or my colony of flesh eating beetles into the country. I suppose I'll have to be content with my two adorable fluffy puppies for now.
My ASD and synesthesia aid me in exploring the stranger side of imagination, and help me plough through obstacles with reckless abandon. After all, what fun is there in being normal?