Eye level is different for everyone so perspectives aren’t ever the same. As a new wheelchair user my eye level has literally given me new horizons. Sometimes this is good, I’m not going to fall over so I look up more at the sky and trees. Sometimes, less desirable, in a crowded room or street I am often at groin or buttock level. These digital artworks are compiled from manipulated photographs I have taken with my phone and show the trees and forests I yearn for.
The Unlocked series explores my frustrations and the environments I miss most, access to which has to be fought for through layers of need and new priority. These works preference spines, legs and medication symbolised by toadstools ,and yew trees representing mortality. All veiling and constraining, with a degree of humour, the nature I am desperate to connect with.
The Treesee series highlights my obsession with trees. These phantasmagorical works surprise and delight as I watch them emerge on the screen from simple photographs taken on my phone. Like cloud busting, try tree busting. Theres so much to see within the branches of these images.