Since the completion of my MFA, I have been engaged in many long-term projects. I see my practice as a progression of thought. Each new project has posed problems and led me to elaborate on or redefine my creative voice and vision. I have always conceived of my own projects as distinct bodies of work, each addressing different issues or themes. Each body of work I have produced evidences a shift in methodology and approach to the medium but the philosophical concerns underpinning the work have remained the same. At heart, each is an exploration of the ideas of home, belonging, family and New Zealand’s social and cultural landscape. In this sense, my research is based within of the documentary tradition, examining the people and places that surround me.