Participatory art 

My journey as a visual artist took me to a place of experimentation which begun to encompass not only painting and installation but a desire to activate myself within the scenes which I created.  With my research on Artists transitioning in the 70's towards activists within their artform, this resonated with my desire to do more in terms of engagement with audiences who came to see my exhibitions.  Not only did I start to perform but invite audience participation also.  My performances used a sense of ritual and celebration making everyday activities celebrated and visible such as hanging washing on a line, raking a garden, reading loved ones letters, chalking on the pavement and creating temporary artworks like children play with no regard for outcome and self-importance.  I am shining a light on the feminine, nurturing aspects of life and raising their status.

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