The interest which I have within image making is concerned with constructing narratives.
I would say that my work predominantly deals with concepts of memories and experiences illustrating the idea of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’.
My work addresses ‘the self’ with suggestions of loneliness and isolation. I use furnishings and textiles in a metaphorical sense to communicate the idea of being concealed and hidden away. The furnishings associate with the traditional value of ‘the home’, warmth and security. This refers to a somewhat idealised version of home, which is influenced by the escapism and nostalgic romanticism of old films.
The intention of my work is to speak of familiarity, security and escapism. There is often quite an obsessive quality to my work and I have found that I use photography as a nostalgic way of ‘returning home’.
Both pattern and textures are a trigger to unlock and recall days gone by. The construction and styling is to allow the viewer to be drawn into a private world and at the same time evoke memories of the past.
I am currently working towards creating a portfolio of work with a view to completing an MA in photography. Amongst my many influences and inspirations the most important to my work are; old movies, photographs and textiles.