This section is a collection of miscellaneous studio work.
‘8837380’ is a concertina style book that looks at the ideas of loneliness, distance, and memory through what makes us feel lonely rather than how loneliness is portrayed; and how this can be displayed through the physicality of the book and how it has been created. The book is made up of two mediums – digital photography and pen to paper drawings created through the movement of travelling between areas. The title of the work ‘8837380’ comes from the distance 88.3 miles and 7,380 seconds to return to the artist’s hometown.
Flaplan of book shown at the bottom of the page.
My work is about my investment in witchcraft in the context of the ‘pagan boom’. Collaging the content of a specific book, an interplay between image and space is a central theme. In betrayal of the tenets of the text, I seek personal catharsis. Issues of censorship, secrecy, humanity, and vanity of the book’s exposure of the craft are pertinent to my practice.
The project works closely with the archive of imagery – utilizing a single book as its core of the archive; the rest of the images have been selected from archives discovered through research surrounding the original book. My physical intervention with the images is used to show my relationship towards them, which I want to communicate to the viewer.
Appropriated is a project that aims to look at the effect of the modern-day LGBT+ movement, and tries to discuss how the blatant appropriation of that community has begun to water down our remembrance of the communities history. The images were created with archive images from various LGBT+ protests and the use of digital collage.
Exhibited at the BUMF Gallery in May 2019.
Inspired by the idea of the Anthropocene, I am creating a set of images that represent landscapes that have been fully generated by a computer to question how far we can blend the man made and the natural existence. By running smaller images through a set algorithm, the images begin to build and construct shapes across the canvas – mimicking the randomness of the natural world.