Imbued with self-centered intimacy, Iona’s introspective practice documents personal narratives through her neologistic conceptual framework; psychlore. Psychlore is a structure through which folkloric practices are implemented and invoked as a way to process, confront and discuss the internal spaces of the self and the psyche. Her works, both sculptural and literary, are assembled from an amalgamation of folkloric detritus. Narratives are dissected, imagery is spliced and tropes are plucked to form the grimy but fertile conceptual compost that energises her practice. As recycled folklore becomes selflore, a lexicon of personal symbology is generated; ultimately articulating the nonlinear autobiography of a traumatised self.
I am living and working on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders - past, present & emerging.