My practice explores our relationship with the natural landscape. The work considers the environment as being in a constant state of cyclical change, aliveness and movement. Through these themes, I create compositions that explore subtle workings within the landscape and how they may be linked to ourselves (- our bodies and our experiences).
Using a mixed media practice, the work often begins with a collecting process from the environment. This is not limited to just physical objects but also image and sound. From here I draw on the relationships between material, process and embodied experience.
Resolved work can take many forms, such as installation, video and photography and I’m interested in the potentials of participation and sustainability. The context for my work is not limited to the gallery space. Wherever it exists, I hope it serves to provide a welcoming environment to open a dialogue or a new perspective.
The recent video work shown here is an audio-visual composition that draws on the intimate relationship between image and sound. It explores the idea of a changing landscape, living, breathing and malleable in nature. Most importantly, both the original installation and current online version, set up a place of mindfulness and rest.
The audio is made to be experienced through headphones, and draws on the resonance of cello sounds being the closest to human breathing. In turn, the video/projection places us in an environment, viewing a reflection. The work itself becomes a cycle, which creates a dialogue about the both the continual transfer of natural material and the air we live and breathe.