A beauty spot is a tumour and a foetus can be a parasite. Growth can come in the form of any number of things. In the past I would have viewed ‘Growth’ as a positive word. However, when my mum was diagnosed with cancer I began to discover a whole new world of growth. Mum’s rare bone cancer migrated around her bones but eventually migrated into the tissue, turning the tissue to bone.
Within my work plant and bodily organs together symbolise different aspects of growth. With these forms of growth I talk about how growth can become harmful out of context. This overlap of growth type and context creates new organs and new plants, which as a result become dysfunctional just as a tumour causes an organ to become dysfunctional.