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INTRODUCTION

Jill has been using photography in her work as a mixed media artist for nearly 30 years, using film and video, analogue and digital photography to process and explore societal constructs. She is inspired by pioneering artists such as Claude Cahun, and Frida Khalo.

 

Jill declines to be defined by labels, where possible, as the limitations these create ensures obstacles to the understanding of what she wants to achieve, as well as presenting possible stereotypical responses in others, especially in terms of a female with autism.

As a long-standing community artist she has worked with a variety of organisations such as the NHS, Children's University, Dark Skies Yorkshire, Craven Organisation for Drug & Alcohol, and Hertfordshire County Council. 

Jill uses the creative process, through visual photomontages on textiles and/or photography, as a way of processing, exploring, & formalising emotional responses as well as developing narratives to connect to the viewer. She often uses text with her pieces as it commits the intention to the work, and is a commentary of observation.