My work aims to acknowledge the feminine principle as a force that breathes through each piece.

Ecriture Feminine - Female writing.

I am a woman writing with thread, pulling love from a well where beauty manifests itself into a sensory world. Our ability to perceive and receive love in multiple ways, gives rise for me to express it through a feminine form.

Deeply embedded in Fiona’s work is an essence of primordial feminine divinity, calling all those who resonate with the work, to remember who they are. She is asking the viewer to listen to the framed silence captured but not contained by the wire mesh. The voice to be heard within is carried metaphorically, while the thread binds the past, present and future simultaneously to become its own language in a sacred feminine void.

My work is inspired by my previous fashion background, art degree, extensive travel and love of ancient knowledge. Whether I’m drawing, painting or sculpting, my art is always a direct extension of my experiences and circumstances. Image and language occupy the same space. Intimately private yet genuinely universal.

Fiona’s extensive travel through Greece, Egypt, Africa, Europe and South America had a profound impact on her perceptions of life and how humanity chooses to live in it. The women of each country held a divinity and light even while they were sweeping the dirt outside their huts in Africa or tending to fields in Bolivia, with skirts of beautiful layers of coloured fabric.  The ancient symbolism of Egypt, the lost scrolls of Hypatia from Alexandria in Greece and the ancient knowledge of the Essenes all ask her to remember the primordial nature of storytelling through imagery.  

Fiona uses the wire mesh and thread to shape the sacred eternal goddess, to wrap, weave and hold together a forgotten unspoken language. Her work with wings is inspired by the winged statue of Samothrace, a Greek goddess warrior symbolising victory. Her use of steel mesh and thread play with the context of strength and tension, just as the statue sits in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Some of her pieces could be termed pictograms. They reference and allude to birds, feathers and tails, particularly the fantail. She uses our connection to nature to imbue the beauty of transformation, through adversity to find strength, or through an immersive presence with nature as source.

Nature speaks to us in an eternal silence to never forget the beauty that is sometimes fleeting. Some of my work references the Huia bird, a sacred treasure lost in history. I aim to make them reappear in a new form, transcending time and space.

Either way Fiona is leaving her works suspended in silence. Without a head they seek the collective consciousness of the mind existing everywhere and nowhere, primordial and present in a sacred space or feminine void.