Construction No. 4, 2012
Archival Pigment Print, 30" x 22.5"
"One does not see with the eyes, one sees with the brain" - Oliver Sacks
In a digital age where the boundaries between the virtual and the physical blend and generate new experiences, I am interested in using the language of abstraction to make images which seem to present a tangible visible reality but which are in fact never quite there, except in the eye of the camera and the mind of the maker. In the studio, I construct installations using simple materials onto which I project light on to them. I seek to transform the physical with light and shadow. The process of integrating these elements into a picture allows me to photograph spaces from my imagination. I aim to challenge our beliefs about perception and make thought visible by drawing attention to the light as it embraces the surface of paper and animates space. Similarly,shadows become dense and seemingly material. The interaction between light and shadow transforms these ephemeral installations into complex visual spaces that evoke a world that is both physically tangible and as elusive as light, both virtual and real.