Final year project
The Middle Realm [Read more]
Pink spider plants triptych
This digital manipulation, depicts a still transition between the physical and metaphysical, as part of the 'The Middle Realm' installation. This triptych shows layering abstract and figurative elements, allowing the viewer to dissect each layer for themselves.
Originally, the background is a close up of a larger photograph of myself washing my hands, prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. I decided to include it as a subliminal message within my installation of how my practice adapted to the limited space and facilities I had whilst creating work from home. The significance of washing our hands, staying home and safe in this pandemic, directly correlates to how each piece displayed in 'The Middle Realm' directly impacts the outcomes from the viewer.
Digital composition displayed as part of 'The Middle Realm' installation.
The first image is part of a photograph I took on the journey back home once quarantine had commenced. The second is a segment of an expressive painting I worked on, prior to the pandemic, that explored fluid mark making using pink hues. One image shows the physical and the second shows the metaphysical.
'Between Worlds' allows room for interpretation connecting reality and imagination. Thus, enabling the viewer to reflect and appreciate what the appeared-opposing subjects may have in common.
Pink plant forest [the digital photograph]
This photograph is part of the digital proposal for 'The Middle Realm' installation. Depicting the layout of nine mixed media sculptures. The concept here is that interaction is encouraged as there are no restrictions to each piece, allowing viewers to walk through the forest of sculptures, maybe even sitting down or touching the artificial leaves.
The digital photograph of the work still evokes ethereal elements and invites the viewer to take a visual journey beyond the screen. The viewer is expected to emerge themselves by question the abstract forms, the prominent use of pink and the uniformed layout. Turning natural environments into that of an artificial, fun and surreal essence.
World of plants in pink hues.
Digital collage, exploring the fluidity between worlds.
The collage depicts deeper pinks on the bottom half, and the higher up, the lighter the pink tones become. The use of nature becomes apparent as references to a sunset or sunrise for the gradient of colour, and the reflection on water from the rippled texture from the canvas fabric on the background layer.
This piece includes a collection of past paintings, sculptures, documentary photography and digital drawings. Each element whether artificial or natural becomes a point of story-telling.
Creating a middle ground between reality and imagination.
Inspired by nature and the metaphysical, I aim to achieve a tranquil and memorable experience. The pink hues captivate the viewers' attention, whilst spider plants and nature bring a sense of calmness and peace to escape into.
A critical examination of art, fashion and performance art
Final year project
The Middle Realm
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
Volunteer assisting artists at the September 2015 Harvest Festival run by Metal Peterborough, featuring lead artists Lucy and George Orta.
I was able to experience how different artists within the festival ran their stalls, exhibited their work and how they encouraged participation from the general public. There were various challenges that we faced in each day, which we were able to adapt to and use to our advantage as a new approach. This gave me an insight on the importance of community within the art world.
September 2018 - August 2019
Artist in Residency , The Manufacturing Technology Centre Coventry