How do we visualize time? The experience of motherhood has been described as situating women outside the boundaries of linear, modernist time resulting in potentially a loss of agency (being unable to fit into the working world, for example) and being constrained to a ‘nether-land’ or liminal time and space until ‘normal time’ is returned
29/03/2013The Instant Garden
Using the idea of the ‘instant garden’ created when a richly floral carpet was thrown to the ground in ancient Persia, I create a new kind of ‘garden’ using composite images of industrially grown flowers. The result is a product of a slow, ponderous process of assembling ‘pieces’. The soft lighting, reminiscent of Dutch Still Life paintings, is used to enhance a sense of distance and deep space as the “real” flower is converted through software into the flower symbol found in many ancient decorative arts.
The symbol of a flower formed of interconnecting circles appeared over and over in the patterns I saw in my own doodles. I found infinite ways of using this symbol to form compositions, both loose and geometrical.
An archive of photographic, collage, installation and photo realism from 1992 - 2003 includes Beatification, Escape Routes, Cut and Paste, Juxtapositions and more