Artist series (analogue/digital)- ongoing self portraits with my children.
An ongoing documentary collection consisting of candid imagery and self portraits of the artist as mother, and her children... an intimate visual conversation about mother and child, and how these two stages of life are interwoven and a survival of sorts, juxtaposed by the very nature of raising the young as you anticipate the old. An indefatigable connection of parent and offspring, with the crippling clutch of letting go.
Observational in style, and incredibly nuanced in the works’ layers, the series transports the viewer well into the camera itself, looking at life - the creation, the cycle and the crushing truth that nothing lasts forever - through a feminine gaze intimately tying the audience to a very personal but universal narrative. Weaved throughout captures of truth - at times like that of a whimsy fantasy, is conceptual art commentary exploring the themes of fertility, ageing, expiry and the shadow of mortality. Moreso, the bittersweet act and evolution of passing down, and passing on.
Notes from the artist; “this series is one that I hope will continue across my lifetime, expressing and observing how we as individuals change over time and how our eternal ties to one another stretch, strengthen, intertwine, knot or even fray... a series I hope to continue to share with my children, this tale of fading whilst living on.”
Book (’Slipping’, published by Anyonegirl Books, 2021) coming soon - a curated edit of this earlier work with a concept-focused narrative of this ongoing series.