Her work encompasses a broad range of technical and industrial processes, including electroforming, moulding making and die cutting, with a focus on the power of material and composition to shift entrenched understandings. Reilly reinvents the common place with elegant and often witty outcomes that can carry ambiguous functions.
By writing poetry she observes and absorbs fleeting moments and unconscious actions within her every day. Key texts are chosen and abstracted to form tangible outcomes. As she associates her writings with the physical world, memories are awoken and juxtapositions formed. Reilly plays with the semiotic qualities of her objects that seemingly flux between circumstance.