Statement of Work
Denise makes work that explores the past through the entangled relationships between people, and between people and ‘things’. Her practice may be sparked by a document, a text, or a photograph, but most readily by material culture. She recognises that every object has a narrative and that this is threaded with a human story.
Denise constantly plays with the material qualities and the complex layers of meaning associated with cloth and thread. She always use cloth and thread, materials so proximate to the body and associated with the body’s everyday experiences and its rites of passage. She also considers the material processes involved in her practice.