Asphyxia is the author of the magical new series, The Grimstones. She is an experienced motivational speaker and loves to inspire people to be more creative and open-minded. She handcrafted her Grimstone family of puppets and their world from upcycled junk, and has since toured the world with the acclaimed, award winning theatre show, The Grimstones. Now Asphyxia is ready to inspire students to create their own miniature worlds from ordinary household rubbish.
I grew up doing ballet, became a circus performer in my 20’s and a puppeteer in my 30’s. I also run an urban eco-farm where I raise the majority of my family’s food.
My work celebrates the acceptance of difference and explores themes of family, love and loss.
Nothing gives me more pleasure than making things. I am passionate about living with the smallest enviro footprint possible, and all the making I do goes hand in hand with this, as I strive to live self-sufficiently on my urban block.
Asphyxia was the subject of a story on ABC Radio National on October 3 2012.
Clicking the icon will open a file for you to listen to Michael Cathcart interview Asphyxia (with the aid of her interpreter Paula Dowse):
If you prefer, you can visit the story on the Books and Arts Daily sub-site of ABC Radio National.