About the work
The act of making banana bread is a motif of the 2020 Covid-19 worldwide lockdown. In this project, I have documented the process of hacking recipes in order to develop my own #lockdownloaf and identify the role of design in everyday life and investigate the impact of slowing down.
In using design thinking methods, I have authored this project as a positive coping mechanism in response to staying at home for an extended amount of time.
As an emerging artist and designer, Covid-19 had disrupted my professional practice and I was unfortunate to lose work.
In identifying new ways of making that were outside of my comfort zone, I have used my time indoors to procure my skill set and deepen my understanding of making meaningfully and with purpose.
Banana Bread with toasted coconut
Simple store cupboard Banana Bread
Brown butter Banana Bread
About the artist
I am a design researcher, collaborative thinker and visual storyteller.
I work across a range of projects including, graphics, installation, publication and public art. My creative practice explores a combination of drawing processes, using both traditional and digital mediums. Employing design thinking processes, I investigate visual dialogues and build narratives that connect people, places and time. Previously, I have developed work for British Fashion Council & Girl guiding North West England and have collaborated with independent creative organisations such as In-Situ, Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership and Blaze Arts.
As well as functioning as an autonomous artist, I am the co-founder of Lunchtime Practice, a socially engaged collective providing creative events, workshops and exhibitions and working alongside underrepresented communities to promote social change.