Silence of the Past   This project explores memory and identity of fading childhood memories within landscape and interior spaces. — The dusky light at nightfall, leaves slowly moving in the breeze, stillness in the forest. I close my eyes and slowly moments come back to me, little flashes from long ago. The pull of this place is strong, bringing me back to seek out traces of my family, long gone. Only the echoes of my memories to keep them alive. Slowly I wander through the house that I thought of, or still think of as home, now an empty shell, devoid of the familiar items I knew as a child, objects, sounds and smells. Now there is silence, the unfamiliar feel of the familiar as I try to make connections with the small fragments left behind.   See more

Silence of the Past

This project explores memory and identity of fading childhood memories within landscape and interior spaces.

The dusky light at nightfall, leaves slowly moving in the breeze, stillness in the forest. I close my eyes and slowly moments come back to me, little flashes from long ago. The pull of this place is strong, bringing me back to seek out traces of my family, long gone. Only the echoes of my memories to keep them alive. Slowly I wander through the house that I thought of, or still think of as home, now an empty shell, devoid of the familiar items I knew as a child, objects, sounds and smells. Now there is silence, the unfamiliar feel of the familiar as I try to make connections with the small fragments left behind.

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  Exploration of flesh   Personal memories and cultural tradition are the theme of this work. A family gathering which should have been inconsequential ended up captivating me as we were served a boiled animal head for dinner. Whether this was a sheep or lamb I do not recall, all that remains is my perception of the size of this monstrous animal which seemed to take up the whole table, commanding not only my attention but that of numerous flies which seemed to swarm towards this pile of flesh, muscle and eyes. I proceeded to watch my Turkish Grandmother eat the eyeballs, delicately popping them out of their sockets and relishing in this delicacy, just leaving the inedible iris to one side of her plate. Both my Grandmother and head captivated me as I sat still gaping in enthrallment and horror. Just as it did all those years ago, I find myself fascinated by skin and what lies beneath it. The compact shape of a heart, the texture of a tongue to fat deposits lining an organ. There is beauty in flesh.   See more

Exploration of flesh

Personal memories and cultural tradition are the theme of this work. A family gathering which should have been inconsequential ended up captivating me as we were served a boiled animal head for dinner. Whether this was a sheep or lamb I do not recall, all that remains is my perception of the size of this monstrous animal which seemed to take up the whole table, commanding not only my attention but that of numerous flies which seemed to swarm towards this pile of flesh, muscle and eyes. I proceeded to watch my Turkish Grandmother eat the eyeballs, delicately popping them out of their sockets and relishing in this delicacy, just leaving the inedible iris to one side of her plate. Both my Grandmother and head captivated me as I sat still gaping in enthrallment and horror. Just as it did all those years ago, I find myself fascinated by skin and what lies beneath it. The compact shape of a heart, the texture of a tongue to fat deposits lining an organ. There is beauty in flesh.

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  Valerie's Pain   The relationship between time and femininity is explored in this work within a constructed environment where the main protagonist ponders the passage of time. Images are layered together like a collage reflecting on what could have been and is yet to come, leaving the viewer without an answer, only questions to explore.   See more

Valerie's Pain

The relationship between time and femininity is explored in this work within a constructed environment where the main protagonist ponders the passage of time. Images are layered together like a collage reflecting on what could have been and is yet to come, leaving the viewer without an answer, only questions to explore.

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  Addiction   Everyday objects are shot close up, magnified and presented out of context to give new meaning, making the photograph as ambiguous as possible. Clues are sparse as the intention is to make the viewer work for the clues given.   See more

Addiction

Everyday objects are shot close up, magnified and presented out of context to give new meaning, making the photograph as ambiguous as possible. Clues are sparse as the intention is to make the viewer work for the clues given.

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  Taste   Shapes and textures that may not be obvious at first glance are created from everyday food items that take on a structural quality. Shot as part of a book project which explores cultural identity.   See more

Taste

Shapes and textures that may not be obvious at first glance are created from everyday food items that take on a structural quality. Shot as part of a book project which explores cultural identity.

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