Mixed-media drawings that reference the original Polly Pocket dolls from the 1990’s, the period when I grew up.
Different spaces are represented as dollhouses that can be opened and closed, in order to explore and convey certain feelings about each place.
My family home in Singapore and my flat in London are two places that I split my time between each year. Each time I leave one for the other, it has to be packed up and put away, both physically and emotionally. Thoughts around home, nostalgia, childhood, memories and migration are explored through these works.
Conservatories, that require complex systems to be sustained, often with plants taken out of their native habitats, are versions of nature that are heavily curated. These drawings depicting glasshouses as dollhouses illustrate that the way in which we experience nature in botanical gardens is always mediated by the people who have designed them.