“Collage is a subjective choice of elements emblematic of becoming in general.”
I am drawn to the process of placing multiple images together and tearing them apart. I see each tear as a new landscape, a new narrative, which uncovers a new existence.
Detaching images from their original context and assembling them within a new setting offers many possibilities, changing the photograph entirely and allowing the fragments to speak their own language. I considered the proliferation of the virtual when making this work, influenced by the internet and how physical images have been overshadowed within the digital age. Online imagery standardises perceptions of the ideal self, while brands utilise social media platforms such as Instagram to heighten and enhance the familiarity of ‘the real'.
Assumed to reflect the individuality of oneself, the transient projection of ‘the self’ within a consumerist-driven world is an appropriation of what is perceived around us.
Using the residue of material images, the ‘original’ prevails in these works to reflect the visual world, capturing the remnants of a person, a time, a place.