What stories do we tell?
I like playing with the idea of narrative and sequence. The traditional woodcut prints of rural scenes are subverted with comic asides and exclamations. By placing a scene out of context, it communicates a different meaning. The landscape and its buildings sit passively while the action takes place elsewhere, for any conclusions to be made.
By sustaining and subverting the rural aesthetic,
I am trying to reposition landscapes and architectures, popular culture and everyday sights - entry points that highlight the mutability of interpretation and meaning.
The Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, wrote: “buildings, like music, register and amplify the emotions of our times”. This exemplifies my work.
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