Trees of the Anthropocene is an effort to process our evolving relationship with our planet. Continually faced with urban growth under the positive connotations of "development" this series draws on the relationship between those monoliths that tower over us and yet our presence is never far away.
In The Red Room viewers enter the dark world of the King and Queen and are forced to confront their relationship to each of the subjects. Gazing upon each in turn where we are, in turn, free to explore the image without challenge and then held captive by the stare of the king. When exhibited the two pieces are displayed at either end of a darkened room with viewers forced to enter midway along, unable to see both images at the same time each print hung at either end facing one another. As the female figure turns away from the eyes of her counterpart and male figure continuously admires her we become each character in turn. The effect being an unsettling realisation on the power of our gaze as we look on images, the power of photographs that are put out into the world and our roles as viewer and subject alike.
Urbane Landscapes follows on Trees of The Anthropocene in an effort to process the growth of a city that is alien to me. Cataloguing my attempts to traverse its streets and find something familiar whilst at the same time trying to come to terms with a metropolis that is ever expanding, renewing and changing.
Triple Goddess continues my still life practice in the studio but brings in the symbols of the natural world as a way to celebrate the life around us.