22 February – 11 March
In the present I explore my past; a past where siblings played and outside influences were few, a place where memories and lost moments are rediscovered, where dreams are reimagined and where I am me. This series is about personal discoveries, memories, expectations and dreams.
Matter and Void
Observation and exploration of the human psyche has led to an understanding that there are two types of consciousness, the physical and the metaphysical. The awareness of the physical is most prevalent when in response to physical stimuli. This differs greatly from metaphysical cognition which occurs in times of hyper awareness such as the moments before sleep, during meditation, and deep thought. During these moments of hyper awareness the questions what and why come to the surface. What and why are tools to justify and give meaning to existence. What and why are often brought up to fill an emptiness or lack of understanding, a “Void”. My focus for this exhibition is the vibration between these two states of mind. The conscious hum that allows you to view the world in two ways: the immediate, tactile world, and the space of self in which the void is most present. The works depict the vibrations through a flow from physical presence to an anti-presence, void.
Oceans of Chaos
“To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability, to inform yourself” Timothy Leary. I have had to put myself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness in order to discover who I am and where I am going in this ocean of chaos. This body of work documents my journey from self-absorption through contemplation, uncertainty, losing control, searching, learning, understanding, regaining a hold on reality, internal stability and moving into character transformation.
Fragments of history are granted new life, eventually reflecting the characters who inhabited them. We store relics from our past in this furniture and now the ever familiar vessel itself becomes a nostalgic object too, revered and sacred.
Shadows and Fractures
Photography to me is all about the process. I prefer to shoot on film, which allows me to personally create, process and develop each individual photo taken during a shoot. This body of work is my representation of how we as a society dispose of broken objects once we have used them. By doing so we are more often than not disregarding the simplistic beauty of everyday items that surround us.