Through ceramic hand-building, I create sculptures that are heavily textured, painted with bold, bright primary and secondary colours. My ceramic outcome often consists of an installation of sculptural objects grouped to create a larger work. Present-day environmental issues, particularly crises facing our oceans, influence the work that I make. I grew up experiencing natural phenomena of the world that are now under great environmental risk. I want to spread awareness of what is happening in our world, spark conversation, and to get people talking about what is really happening in our world. It is also an act of preserving my own memory in snapshots for future generations to see and experience a glimpse of what once was. My current body of work explores my own childhood memory of experiencing the Red Sea in all its beauty and wonder in 2008. I am representing it in a surrealistic way to reflect the fact that this is a memory, a dream-like depiction of how I remember this impactful moment in my life, preserving it for others to experience.