The Princess gets to hold the Cats


It is the narratives of everyday that provide the starting point and word play that drives the momentum. The sequence of the making starts with writing to hone, feed, simplify and substantiate ideas; paving the way to extensive experimentation.

In this body of work, photographic images are chosen randomly from the family albums, significance lies in the aesthetic and emotive balance. The choice to depict children is a risk; the ‘cute’ trap is diverted to empathy through conscious despoiling.

These informal figurative compositions provide a perfect springboard for rigorous deconstruction. Each photograph selected is repeated and worried through a series of processes. The familiarity of image allows freedom of material choice and a reminder to refuse to follow the obvious approach to reconciliation of result.