Inspiration

I make work around the concept of paradise. I’m not sure I believe it to be a real place, but an amalgamation of different ideals. It interests me as something collectively sought after, by myself included, and inherently disappointing. J G Ballard and Bret Easton Ellis ignited a fascination with dystopia: not quite fully blown dystopia, but more like a paradise gone wrong. My preferred media are print and photographic based, as I like the removed quality- there is more distance between the artist and the work than painted or drawn marks. As the subject of the work is about removing from the realness of reality in exchange for fantasy, this seems fitting. The photographic elements of my work are always of her own making -not found- but the imagery they encapsulate are often tired symbols or motifs of paradise that have almost become simulacra of themselves.

'Stellavista' Digital C-type print, initially exhibited as a floor collage. Forms a repeat pattern

‘Stellavista’
Digital C-type print, initially exhibited as a floor collage. Forms a repeat pattern