A fallen body of work
'Ecology' is about our world, and the place of humanity within it, a beautiful yet polluting form. The images play with growth and disruption of growth, with ‘utopia’ and its opposite, dystopia. The images are an evolution of my playful self-portraiture from 2006-2009; it is a way to express a troubled outlook on the world, through quietly sinister and even unnerving distortions.
There is a Biblical influence fused with a modern-day environmental interest, inscribing the human form upon the landscape and vice versa, exploring the vulnerability of humankind against 'mother nature'. The most recent images take on a more direct dialogue in exposing the problems of our world and its system, inviting collaboration from viewers by sharing the images and text through social media to rouse discussion.
Essay on this series (written May 2012) on Camera Obscura
Series in progress. Select pieces to be exhibited/published 2013.
Images available in 3 editions: small (approx 33 x 50cm, ed of 10); medium (approx 58 x 88cm, edition of 5); and large (approx 88 x 125cm, edition of 3). All are signed, limited edition matt C-prints. For more info see prints.
If you're stirred by any of the topics, want to discuss an important cause, or perhaps have a great idea for a collaboration using both art and words to engage with people for real change, contact me.
Or if you're a company or organisation with strong ethical values, and want to produce informative, eye-opening campaigns and images, I'd like to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org.