“Pyrolysis & Perfume” shows two very different sides of my life. “Perfume” as a Textile Artist represented in my favorite colour, purple, wearing fancy cloths and hat. And the other side, “Pyrolysis” where you can’t really see my face because it is covered by a breathing apparatus face mask, shows me as a volunteer in the CFS. Both personas are in my Essence, but they don’t mix together very often.
As a member of the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) I volunteer my time to help the community, but I get so much more out than just the satisfaction of helping others in there time of need. The camaraderie and mate ship formed with the members of my brigade and others met on the fire ground, valuable training and experiences. I have trained to be a CABA operator (compressed air breathing apparatus) who can fight a structure fire from a position where breathing equipment is needed. The mask encloses my face, with a balaclava, helmet and specialized protective clothing. All you can see are my eyes and my voice becomes very Darth Vader like.