Often I find myself struggling to exist
between parallel universes. Within my artwork I have tried to unite
these universes by creating unique images which combine mundane
materials like food colouring and vaseline with darkroom photographic
paper. The three elements are left to react with one another under
the heat of the sun. The colourful pigmentations and complex
structures are the results of nature's own creative skill.
I contrast this universe with the
current state of affairs: the digital world. By photographing each
result individually, I am able to create single layers which can
subsequently be joined together. With photoshop I am able to alter
the hue and contrast of the images in order to portray complex
relationships which surround me. Some of the creations include a hint
of a past image, which at times reflects complicated relationships I
choose to keep secret.
In the end, the basis of my work is
inspired by Renata Buziak, who focusses on the process of natural
decomposition and its effect on photographic paper. But, the core
source lies within my own life story. I create a vague depiction of a
colourful yet sometimes harmful childhood. Memories of ecstatic
smiles and care-free bodies floating in a field of green grass and
bright flowers, contrasted with moments of pain and horror, and
tainting by the overpowering mistakes of terrorism and injustice.