Collages on paper

Pyramid, pencil ink and thread on paper and digital print on paper, 27.5 cm x 35 cm, 2016
Islands, pencil and oil on paper and digital print on paper, 23 cm x 37 cm, 2016
The Distance Between Here and There, pencil and thread on paper, 20.5 cm x 25.7 cm, 2016
All is Waste but Nothing is Wasted, oil and ink on paper, 34.1 cm x 49 cm x 2.3 cm, 2016
Black Porous Circle, Pencil on paper, 77x 77 cm, 2016
Brown Paper Moon, Pencil ink and gesso on digital print on paper, 46 cm x 60.5 cm, 2016
Construction, Ink and thread on digital print on paper, 35.2 cm x 51.2 cm, 2016
Splitting, ink and acrylic on digital print on paper, 31 cm x 32 cm, 2012She stepped here, ink and thread on digital print on paper, 34.5 cm x 33 cm, 2012A pre-existing memory, ink and pen on digital print on paper, 48 cm x 37 cm, 2012Landscape, ink on digital print on paper, 60 cm x 40 cm, 2011Outdoors, ink and oil on digital print on paper, 62 cm x 52 cm, 2014Porous, pen, ink and acrylic on digital print on paper, 38 cm x 51.5 cm, 2011

The collages are a nexus between my photography, drawing and painting. They act as a mapping of space, time and memory, encompassing different concepts. Sometimes I feel like a positioner of elements, deconstructing visual cues into puzzle pieces, only to rebuild them into something new – at times playful, at others, wistful and insecure. I grapple with how things can fluctuate and change. In my collages I play with dimensions, they are a way for me to make sense of certain ideas, or explore nostalgia for things and places that used to be, or may never have even existed. Sometimes I photograph architectural structures, for I find that the colours, pipes and even trees can become veins, reflecting living beings. At other times I like to play with perspective, reversing the roles of the horizontal and vertical. I strip the source photography of their frames of reference in order to reappropriate them, a mental snapshot, sometimes to recreate something that has already passed, at other times to make something new that could have been.

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