h: 38 w: 50 d: 1 (cms).
My work is a means to reveal the private experiences and space that surround me, building a tableu vivant. The use of light and the constructs of space play an important role in creating mood and invite the viewer into a private world.
I collect information and create my own archive using a set of data gathering exercises which are inspired by Mass Observation. I record memories using photographs, drawings and written quotes. These are collected from social observation and being present to record the mundane and everyday rituals that play a vital role in our lives and ultimately reflect who we are.
Guided by these collected memories I create new scenes that blur the boundaries of fiction and reality.
'Lit' was made during a July 2019 when I spent a month working at the Tamarind Institute for lithography at their summer school. It depicts the moment an unseen lamp is switched on and is a symbol of my time spent learning new things at Tamarind.
h: 40 w: 60 d: 5 (cms).
Winter is a lithograph printed by hand from one ball grained plate and two photoplates. The key layer is printed in a dark burgundy, with two subsequent layers printed in a clean bright purple and a warm yellow.
The image is drawn directly from life to the ball grained plate and is a study of light and shadow in my living room. I like to use the thin layers of ink that is characteristic of lithography to create tertiary colours using overlays. When the yellow and purple layers are printed they blend on the paper to create the shadowy dark violet.