My formal education is in science (Ph.D. and postdoctoral research in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics), and I worked in a lab for many years before switching to art. After leaving science, I created a studio workshop for jewellery design, which I maintained for nine years before starting my present cross-disciplinary arts practice. I've played music all my life, starting with classical piano at age 3 (apparently I used to wander off), then adding concert flute, voice, and West African percussion over the next few decades. Music, visual art and science have all contributed to my identity, and the three disciplines are fully integrated into my practice. My work reflects a truly authentic expression of my passions, core values, and ideology.