I approach portraiture with ambiguity to avoid the directness usually associated with the medium, and as a means of questioning rather than affirming our perception of reality - which is always passing and constantly in flux. My mother is a re-occurring subject in my images; her presence reflects my natural instincts and resistances as a woman who chooses to be childfree.
In 'warrawing 2016,' I photographed my mother and I in oppositional positions, returning one year later to the same room [however empty] to re-compose the photographic prints on the wall. Reflecting our gaze three ways - a schism unfolds in the horizon line between generations of female culture: past - present - future, simultaneously.
Triptych, (2016) my mother shifts her body inside a silhouetted cutout shape of her own figure. Searching for a meaning inside this contour of an ideal, the figure becomes literally displaced. Halved - off sync - beyond focus.
16 x 20" silver gelatin hand print on Hahnemühle, mounted to ACP, metal shelf
Installation View: Blindside Gallery 'Debut xiii' curated by Kiron Robinson. Exhibition Interview and write up: www.blindside.org.au/debut-...