Drawing on the influence of Renaissance painting and contemporary still life photography this series of images addresses the representation of social issues within the domestic interior such as class, identity and the economy. Placing raw meat and animal body parts alongside everyday objects gives the work a kind of forensic quality and subtle meanings. The dark backgrounds accentuate their shape and form referring back to the approach of Spanish still life.
In unfamiliar surroundings like the countryside, dimly lit objects can appear threatening and eerie to us. Photographed within the grounds of an urban farm ‘Emergence’ deals with the unveiling of objects within the darkness using minimal lighting and long exposure times. Although we see these familiar objects emerging in front of us, it is the dark areas surrounding them that threaten us. These spaces become negative causing fear and anxiety.