Fears, Fantasies and the Familial
Throughout this project I responded to the instinctive impulses of my unconscious, photographing all that I gravitated towards with inexplicable force. Working in this way I have developed a visual vocabulary of the Symbolic; a means of communication that allows me to access and manifest the very basic, ineffable and fundamental aspects of my psyche.
Analysing the symbolism surfacing in my work I realise how desperately I am trying to establish a grip on my fragile sense of self-knowing. Working in this way I have began to understand the extent to which my relationship with nurture, family and home constructs my understanding of femininity, origin and mortality; shaping my fears, my fantasies and my own sense of identity.
Most of all, seeing this work take form, I am blown away by my mother and what we share.