Nothing is ever quite as it seems
An immersive scene of playful suggestions, perhaps a futurist landscape where drought has ravaged the land. Fish fly, morphing and mutating, roboticised, rulers of the Earth once more; a tank, an ocean floor, an underwater scene; an aquarium filled with the exotic.
Playing on the spectacle of the panorama I invert the photographic material to create a new state of reality and with this create an immersive environment, combining and collaging imagery and textures in physical space; textures as a relic of the imagery reinforcing or validating the image as real or believable.
Time is an important element in the work and in this work time not only becomes visible but becomes essential in the unravelling and viewing of the image, whilst hints at perception and alternate states are an invitation rather than an enforcement and are there to lure you, to suggest but not to dictate.
School of Humanities
MA Print, 2017
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My work revolves around the idea of fantasy within reality and uses the panoramic image to investigate this notion.
I specifically look for the point of failure within the image, where the image is blurring or lost. Where voids and fissures are created. Technology as with humanity requires moments of failure in order to re-organise, re-focus, re-boot and re-start. From this point we evolve.
Inverting these images I invite you to look at these images afresh. To question your perception and consider the filter by which you view the world, and hint that there might be an alternative.
- B Design Printed Textiles, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1991