I grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne where my mother owned a toyshop. My childhood was lived in the company of toys and a menagerie of pets; a deer,alpaca, goat and turtles. I received a Diploma of Furniture Technology in 2003 and a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) with first class honours in 2007. I am influenced by macabre and kooky humour and the toys I make habitually reflect the strange and often disturbing ends that many pets encounter. My art is the bizarre and curious life of animals.