Parallel Parables, a site-responsive group show in Kirkdale Books & Gallery, Sydenham, London, November/December 2016.
Continued explorations into the construction of both identity and meaning, with hybrid assemblages/compositions using pre-existing and familiar materials.
Here, the development of new 3D work references archiving and the dissemination of his-tory and knowledge through customary yet fractured juxtapositioning and my use of appropriation. By dissembling and reassembling I continue my investigation into the creation of signifier and signified and the worlds we build upon those established and accepted meanings.
From Whence They Came (top) & The Kiss (bottom), 2016, mixed media on postcard & book page
Giselle, 2016, mixed media collage on vintage book page
An ongoing series of presence and absence explored through the subtle erasures of 'self' in the mirror of magazine pages. 'To be is to be perceived', 2013-2016, approximate size: 21cm x 29cm
The Ballerina, 2014
series of erased images shown at Mimesis, Westminster Reference Library, 2015/16
Shown at Bodies That Matter 2, ArtLacuna, 2014
'I See' is an experimental collaboration between myself and Laura Marker at ArtLacuna, 2014.
Work comprises found and sourced imagery, digital projections, slide projection, mirror, glasses, lenses and prisms as well as cut-and-paste collages selected from my Book Pages series + magazine page
Collaged postcard series, started 2013 - ongoing
Each approximately 15 x 10 cm
Shown at Westminster Reference Library, The Cello Factory, Blyth Gallery, London
The Prince of All Things, 2015
Posters That Tell The Truth
A series of cut-and-paste to digital collages + a photographic work were developed to be shown in a public context as part of Deptford X 2013
A2, A1 & photo A0
These works explore notions of presence and absence. Erasure. A no person's land between here and not-here
Each 12.5 x 9 cm
An ongoing series of found book pages embellished and developed using hand-embroidery and collage. Started in 2013
Unframed approximately 27 x 18 cm
Little Red & Grethel
Collage and painted works on canvas including embroidery, glitter, oil and acrylic
100 x 75 cm
Developing my photographic work (physical collages) led to a series of moving image pieces reflecting the 'edited scene' familiar in popular visual culture. These sit between photographic and moving image.
A selection of these were shown as part of my MA show, 2012.
'The Dance' was a result of a residency with Sonia Boyce at Flat Time House, shown in Wimbledon Space, London
The Dance, 2011 Flat Time House, Peckham
'Whose story' is a series of analogue collages photographed (but not always glued down), and finished as Giclee prints, 2011
Shown at the Nunnery Gallery and Gallery in the Crypt, London
Print size approximately 60 x 40 cm
These are animated collages, moving away from the restrictions of cut-and-paste techniques, creating scenes with individuals which combine their 'stories' with motifs from well-known tales.
These 'physical collages' developed into environments which continued to leave out 'the edges' and remove the bodies