'untitled 01' is an exploration of the intensity within human emotion, the relationship between material, texture, markings, colour, and feeling. the deepest blue of solitude, the blood red of rage.
within this journey, i come to understand the calm that resides even in the worst sensations, and how emptying them into a manifestation such as a mask, painting or photograph, is an act of peacefulness.
with this, my full installation is intended to reflect that release - an aesthetically beautiful composition of grief, pain, and hurt.
hand stitched full face masks
hung with yarn, thread, and wooden pegs
painting 01 - my room
acrylic on board - 15x11"
painting 02 - odd down
acrylic on board - 22x16"
shot, styled, and developed by me - ilford pan 400 pushed x1, shot on olympus OM10. manipulated further in the darkroom using various processes such as solarisation, developer painting, etc
whispers of thoughts accompanied by selected poetry and writings by maggie nelson and sylvia plath
tied together with my own handwriting in black ink, taking its own journey across the wall
thread tangled and stretching across every part - every thought, feeling, connected
whispers in broad daylight, unheard
my words, my emotions, my hurt, my humanity - are all my art, too.