In recent self-portrait photographs, I explore the struggle in adjusting to loss and uncertainty as both a factual life experience, and by exaggerating its memory in imaginary actions.
In How Did It Break? It Broke Naturally, a figure continues to skip despite an obviously defective rope. Here denial is highlighted in the dysfunction of an everyday action.
The series Acting Myself shows a puzzled figure inspecting a patch of wavy brickwork on an otherwise regular brick wall. In these pieces, I exaggerate the physicality of confusion in imaginary actions. This obvious discomfort could appear to echo the uneasiness of times of unplanned change.
Grasp shows a hand firmly gripping a fragment of strong rope which is coming apart at its ends. The detail of the unravelling rope could act as a potential metaphor for the natural disintegration of a stable structure in daily life.
How Did It Break? It Broke Naturally (2022) sequence of 5: each 28 x 18.5cm