I have an experimental and playful approach to my work which is usually initiated by concepts and ideas, exploring the everyday relationships between language and thought, how language can divide or unify, give love or hurt like sticks and stones.
I use the familiar staples of flour & bread to consider how easily language can be ‘ingested’ like the ‘daily slice’. I am interested in how words can change perspectives, become a belief, cover up or displace reality or reveal the truth. My work in ‘beds’ of flour was originally influenced by Eastern Philosophies ; the creation of forms and marks in my flour beds are evocative of Zen gardens. They are a place where I can almost meditate and come up with fresh ideas. I create images of the resulting ‘flourscapes’.
I also work as a creative mentor in the arts and health and education sectors - developing creative approaches to improve health and wellbeing.
Fi is a conceptually and philosophically driven visual artist, her work is often playful and yet it questions perceptions and our relationships with language, cultural existence and belief systems. It explores the validity of contradiction and how language can divide or unify, give love or hurt like sticks and stones.
Fi works in other mediums including film, concrete poetry, artist’s books and photography