I use a combination of traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques in my work: including staples and stapling; nylon and knotting.
Petra’s work is inspired by urban life reflecting her fascination with living in a large city.
Her established ‘Entrapment’ collection explores the paradox of belonging and alienation. The collection contains hand picked jasmine flowers that are entrapped in silver through the process of electroforming. As a result each piece is one of a kind.
In her ‘Attachment’ collection - emphasis is on how individuals alter their surroundings. The pieces represent a fluid and flexible London held together by an outsider.
Petra's collection ’Lucifer’ plays with the idea of being the odd one out. Silver matches are concealed inside retro matchboxes and matchbooks. Are they special or simply out of place? Is difference something to be embraced or does it disturb the harmony of the order?
Her latest collection ‘Dunes’ considers how people adapt to change and alterations in society. Using the imagery of shifting sands to explore how we adapt and interact with a new landscape.