Darkness & Delight
Art is made to be experienced. My intention is to evoke feelings from the viewer in which they build their own vocabulary of meaning and references.
Darkness & Delight deals in multiplicities: that which is frightening, ridiculous, innocent, silly, sad, religious, erotic and/or unsettling. It is also about the politics of femininity.
I have an interest in the contradiction of the beautiful and the simultaneously disturbing, whether in the poodle figurine, the sock man, the faces of dolls, a corroded drain or industrial landscapes.
The viewer is meant to see a human hand in each of the images. A history is built into them as they are made, an elixir combining nostalgia and imperfection, a lack of correctness.
In terms of methodology, I am interested in past and present technologies; I used digital photography, a photocopy machine and the cyanotype process which dates from 1842.