Artist Statement 

The body is simultaneously familiar and foreign to us. It is with us always, yet we only ever have a restricted personal viewpoint of ourselves. My current work presents a study of my own body from this this unique and subjective line of sight, aiming to map and record the female figure through abstracted and layered photographic imagery in order to analyse form and surface. I investigate ways to observe and experience the body, expressed visually through soft dappled imagery and subtle colour evocative of feeling and sensation. My practice primarily explores decal imagery on glass. I firstly photograph sections of the body and abstract these images through digital manipulation. Transferring them to glass, I layer several related images before further manipulating the surface and form through multiple fusings or cold working. This expands the imagery beyond the original photograph as the transparency of glass enhances layering for the purpose of depth and overlapping, which enables me to utilize the specific materiality of glass to suggest bodily form. Through this work I am also able to consider the role of the gaze and express a female perspective on the female form. 



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