100 years equals approximately 5 generations, a great grandmother, a grandmother, a mother, a daughter and a grand daughter. It is this foundation that builds not only a family, but a community and a city. 100; 5 Generations  is an exploration of this. It is an exploration of the intimacy shared between the sheets, the wisdom shared at the dinner table and a shrine to what is possible when a woman has a room with a view. This work is inspired by the environment;  flora and fauna, that is unique to Canberra. I believe that we each have a different way of examining and exploring our lives and mine is through my art practice. I currently work at Tinys Green Shed, the last stop for possessions and objects before landfill. To me waste is not only a valuable resource, it is a lifelong passion.  I am a hybrid artist taking on the challenge of working predominately with recycled, reusable and renewable resources. I make one off compositions, that reflect the issues and events that effect me and my environment. I begin a piece by researching my subject and different methods of construction, experimenting with materials and investigating the endless possibilities. I find that subjects, materials and objects find me rather than me choosing them. Working in recycling I get to see the amount of re-useables and recyclables that disappear into landfill. This has given me an interest in how we, as a nation are now, and will continue to deal with this issue. Using assemblage to create pieces that embody the memory of an objects own story as well as allow it to participate in a new larger dialogue. I love to collage ideas and materials constructing 3 dimensional layers of visual interest and meaning. My work is based on a design anarchy approach and always takes on a life of its own and creates itself.  My designs are intended to give something to the audience, quite often the gift is a smile or the opportunity to ignite the imagination