"My work is inspired by my own struggles with my mental health and anxiety and focuses on trying to create a physical representation of my conditions. One of the biggest difficulties I have faced is in how to describe the sensations and struggles to someone who has not gone through mental health issues themselves. I sometimes feel it is still overlooked as a hidden condition or one of less importance as it is not always immediately obvious and does not strike the onlooker in the same way as a physical condition may do. My work attempts to capture the essence of my own experiences and try and translate them into something which is immediate, stark and honest. Art has become an important tool as part of exploring and learning to live with my mental health issues."