My practice considers ideas of vulnerability, adaptation and resilience. I have been exploring a personal examination of bodily and mental fragility which stemmed from a surgical experience in 2019.
My latest work Route illustrates another step towards a personal recovery mentally, or as the title suggests, a journey. I wanted to demonstrate a motivation to be out more in nature while inside during lockdown, and to reflect the connection between myself, my body, and the adaptations found there. Conceptually, I decided to explore how external factors affect appearance and draw comparisons with my own body post-surgery; observing the idea that humans and nature both go through challenges.
Both of my artistic processes are related to the impact surgery had on me; I use economical photographic methods (developing photographic negatives with coffee/soda washing/vitamin C) that are considered a lower risk to health, which I then display onto glass to convey fragility.