Bert was born on New Year's Eve 1978 in the winter of discontent. A year when gravediggers went on strike and coffins were left unburied for several weeks.... the daughter of a dentist with a fascination with guns and killing animals, and a criminologist mother with a love of serial killers.
At Central St Martins Bert's work focused on the effects of trauma and explored creating a space for the expression of pain. It led to the creation of a subversive commercial art collection,'Bert Industries', a circus of horror and art.
The work takes the form of limited edition collections of hand crafted articles or prints, taking its inspiration from anatomy, hospitals, deformity, rituals, curiosity shops, the beauty of horror and a childlike reinterpretation of pain and trauma... all revealing and reveling in a dark sense of humour.