Artist Statement 2023
Penny’s work is a fusion of all her studies and lived experience in: textiles, art, design, weaving, bio-dynamics and horticulture. Her work resonates deeply with the beauty, vulnerability & spirituality of nature. Penny has worked as an artist and designer all her life, alongside the practice of gardening and working in and with nature. Penny runs workshops both locally and regionally. These and her artworks are formed from a personal practice of working with foraged materials that come from a place of reciprocity with the earth, all indigenous peoples and our ancestors. In this way aims to restore, reconnect and heal. Her drawings and prints also reference similar themes: the beauty of nature vs its ex-ploitation.