A Place From Here
Places inhabit the mind, imprints that leave a trace, a constellation of images that impose their odour, tonality and texture. Certain locations have stayed with me from early childhood – the familiarity of a home or the anonymity of a forest passed through late at night. Some fit a clear narrative located within a specific space and time and others are more vague, their bearings more loose. All these images form a catalogue of shapes and colours that are at times inexplicably summoned to mind, shaping or clouding my thoughts.
A Place From Here forms an overlap of these spaces, territories of the mind which are as much imagined as they are geographical. The images from this series were taken in my home in London and in a region bordering the south west of France and northern Spain where a part of my family is from. These domestic and geographical territories both embody a personal geography- one of the home and the objects that fill it, a space of retreat and the other of family legend, a personal mythology that summons familiarity as much as an unknown. Forming a landscape in which they emulate and overlap, they inform one another in a constant dialogue. Oscillating between the domestic sphere of the home and a chimerical nature, the work seeks to explore the significance we attribute to certain spaces, those that we inhabit and whom inhabit us, and the construction of a world that floats between real and illusory.