Inspired most of all by the retreat found in tiny corners of subcultures, scenes and our own imaginations, pop culture references and characteristics float through Philly’s broad-ranging practice. These cultural sanctuaries – presented in Philly’s work in everything from slogan t-shirts for imagined bands to the repeated references to Home and Away – are places we visit for safety, knowledge and community. Fandom and cult scenes, cinema, gardens, woodland pursuits and games, clothing, community groups: they take many forms, but they are all arenas for imagination, creativity and communality. Her work creates an immersive world that stems from a desire for total immersion in nature.