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Unravelling the normalcy of everyday is challenging.
Simple forms, surface treatments, lines and horizons, corners and edges, are often where visual contrast, encroachment, or intervention can create malleable results over time. Within the urban context, my minimalist viewpoint aims to reduce the visual ‘noise’ and focus the attention.
Whilst humour helps to humanise and make memorable, finding beauty where none is inherent, reminds us to stop and appreciate the super small ordinaries around us in the everyday, and help harbour a story-line about the place.
Taking slices between the obvious, isolates a tighter view in order to find calm and clarity, and in turn presents a new, simpler beauty. The forgotten or unimpressive details are highlighted as new 'heroes' away from the confusion.
This 'left-of'-field' viewing, the shift beyond the obvious, works at finding a new perspective or a subtle change in vantage point. This shift locates what I call the ‘other.’
The once-hidden is now exposed. The opportunity arises to delve and decode through slight nuances rather than grand gestures, where shadows may confuse, reflections make promises, and a distressed surface contrasts, or nature's breakthrough at a crack or crevice reminds of daily life and its erosion through time, season and wear.