I am an interdisciplinary designer and design educator and have been a proponent of all things sustainable long before it became a buzz-word. My family and I co-created and built our straw-bale home seventeen years ago. I am a multimedia artist who curiously explores the visible and invisible forces that form all things, working with various natural substances, such as plant resins, bee's wax, pollen, felt and sheeps wool. I am acutely aware of the need to find environmentally and socially sensitive ways of working and developing processes that envision more life-engendering ways of thinking and doing design. By engaging with artistic processes and deepening self-awareness I ensure that thinking does not override or inhibit the freedom to create.