I use objects that have been shaped or reformed, then temporarily held together to show the silent, constant strength and energy that exists both around them and in them. My work explores the temporary nature of our being, our lack of control and our futile attempts to define our selves within it.
Light can reflect on two fragments of glass so they appear solid and distinct in one moment but translucent and soft in another. A crushed ball of tissue paper tied with cotton tries to hold it shape, but is at the mercy of the wind and time as to its future. The Circles are held together to define a space that holds only the same time and energy that surrounds it.
I am trying to draw attention to the silent energy that exists, and that we exist in; to point to the continual cycle of time and movement of energy that we see our delicate and temporary existence reflected in. Ultimately I just want to share a feeling of wonder at the fragile but beautiful nature of being.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2003 - MDes Photography, Edinburgh College of Art 1999 - BA (Hons) Photography, University of Plymouth, Exeter
Exhibitions 2008 - Suspended Realities, Klompching Gallery, New York 2011 - Splash, Klompching Gallery, New York 2005 - Cooper Gallery, Dundee 2005 - Jerwood Awards, Jerwood Space, London 2005 - Jerwood Awards, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool 2005 - Jerwood Space, London 2005 - Out of the Ordinary, The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh 2004 - Group Photography, Amber Roome Gallery, Edinburgh 2004 - Static, Napier University, Edinburgh 2003 - BraveArt, Atrium Gallery, Bayswater, London
Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Nominated for A Paul Huf Award, Foam_Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam 2006 - Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada 2004 - Indivdual Artist Assistance Grant, The Scottish Arts Council, Scotland 2004 - Jerwood Photography Award, Jerwood Foundation, London 2003 - Emerging Artist Grant, The Arts Trust for Scotland, Scotland
Publications 2010 - Published in ‘Portfolio, Contemporary Photography in Britain’. Issue 52. Inc. Essay by Susan Bright. 2009 - ‘New Light’ published by Jerwood Photography Awards & Portfolio Magazine 2009 - Featured in ‘Source Magazine’ , Issue 57, Northern Ireland 2008 - Featured in ‘Hotshoe International’, UK 2006 - Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Canada 2005 - Featured in ‘Ryuko Tsushin’ fashion & culture magazine, Japan 2005 - The Ellipsis Series, ‘Women & Still Life Photography’ Published by ffotogallery, Cardiff 2004 - Published ‘Phototechnik International’, Germany 2004 - Published in ‘Portfolio, Contemporary Photography in Britain’, Issue 40. Jerwood Award 2004 - Published in ‘Portfolio, Contemporary Photography in Britain’. Issue 39. Inc. Essay by Charlotte Cotton. 2004 - Scotsman on Sunday ‘Picture under review’