My work focuses on the overlap between craft, art and design.

I am particularly interested in how values are placed on an object or art piece depending on its function or lack of it. The term that resonates with my work is Parataxic distortion (a psychiatric term first used by Harry S. Sullivan to describe the inclination to skew perceptions of others based on fantasy). 

I am often taking objects or patterns in my practice and placing them in different situations, therefore skewing one’s perception of them. The term also reminds me of the film 'being there' which I love.

I have a background in textile design that is ever present in my work. I tackle concerns about the lack of sustainability in everyday life, reworking things ignored by others.

Transforming the abandoned by etching patterns on to various objects, creating a sublime experience.

Jo Gibbs