An artificial lake built to sustain life has also unintentionally killed life, leaving a sense of nothingness. The skeleton of dead trees, their void, creatively muses my mind to explore the inner felt meaning of Sifar. Once a thriving ecosystem born and nurtured by mother nature from nothing, returns to mother earth as nothing? Reaching Sifar will it mean your freedom?
A small selection of my art is currently on display at Little Mays Espresso in Montville, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, until the end of Feb 2020. Watch the video to seemy printer hard at work printing the images.
I have been having a bit of a play around with creating textures and overlays from an old Glass plate photograph. I also put to use a sample of the Encaustic hot wax I did at a workshop last year along with some grunge peeling paper I photographed on a wall in Bristol UK which I took 2 years ago. I had two power black outs today whilst doing this and had to restart the editing from scratch as I get engrossed and forget to press CTRL-S & photoshop did not do it’s job and auto save! ??? ????? ??? ???????.
I am in the process of creating a book called ‘Wilted Roses’ and it will be a photo artistic coffee table book filled with wonderful questions from younger women up to 50 years old and then the reply is from women of wisdom and insight our elder women over 50. It is a book about women for women. It is by no means in any way shape or form about belittling men, a few strong elements that are coming from the interviews that I have been doing are: Love & connection. How can we be better partners. How can we be better in life and to others. I have had some marvelous insight from interviewing these brave women ranging from 50 – 95 years old. My 34 year old daughter in law – whom I shared one of the interviews with said ” I can’t believe the 95 year old lady had the same concerns I am having now as a 34 year old, 61 years later we have the same concerns”
LEGEND OF THE KOI
I did a little animated video of the story behind the portrait image that I created. I rather like doing animated work and I love the work of Bill Domonkos so I think I might explore more animation of my photography. Particularly the Photo animation entitled the ‘The Fine Art of Poisoning’ I Love the surreal somewhat elusive imagery.
Legend of the Koi. I hope you enjoy it!!!
Why do I call myself a Conceptual Narrative Photo Artist?
I do this because my imagery work is not about realism but the story of reality and life retold in a fictional pictorial narrative . As a photo artist I go beyond the initial photo capture, I will add in scanned elements, textures, words along with many over layed photographs which eventually will all combine and become one piece of unique artwork with has its own unique narrative. My aim is to engage my viewer into a visual and thought provoking discussion on social matters, thoughts on general life matters and other fantasy ideas .
I like to think of myself as a visual storyteller and that my fictional narrative is striking up a conversation which can both challenge and or inspire you.