“What is special in the case of conditional experience is, I think, what I sometimes call the
introspective quality of seeing: you see whatever you’re looking at, but you also see the
way you’re seeing… your experience of the thing is integrated as part of the thing itself.”
I am intrigued by the quality that is photographic, and by how the photographic process affects the looking. I explore the photograph, as object, as image, as representation, as illusion, as statement; its physicality, surface, matter and suggestion. A photograph is something you might imagine you can enter into, but it is a surface and pushes you back. Uncertainty interests me. I like not knowing, and the understanding held within that unknowing. I am interested in the possibility of a quality of silence and internal conversation when you encounter artworks.
This body of work presents a sustained investigation of light; light that has no material substance and is illusory. This investigation focuses on the immaterial; through it I observe how light molds and moves, light defining the planes, how our reading of a subject can be altered by its interaction with light – sometimes dramatically. Inquiry is what I am presenting, an opportunity to bring the viewer into the inquiry. To find an answer was never my intention. [extract : ‘document’ series description]