Silver Gelatin Print
1.2: Within my work, motifs of agricultural rural life are evoked in pursuit of a question of identity. The notion of agriculture, in itself, seems to me to represent an exertion of control over an entity which is always necessarily changing - aways in flux. A life, then, spent at the mercy of the land, the weather and the ecosystem which comprises it, goes beyond ‘pathetic fallacy’ in my work. It was, rather, a fact of my upbringing and, as such, it is these same elements which coalesce, in my work, around ideas of trauma, sexual revelation and the formation of adolescent identity.