What Was Once Familiar

This continuing body of work is about healing, it is about (in)action, it is about finding oneself when everything that was once familiar has been turned on it's head and the unfamiliar becomes the familiar. Using the written word in a reflective blog, photography, and painting, to make sense of the grief for a previous self, my place in the world, in society, as an artist. This is a journey of flux, reflection, connection, discovery, acceptance and change.

This work links back to work previously made made during another time when I also needed to heal. Here, in the now, new work is helping me to heal from a traumatic brain injury. It is a departure from conformity. At a point in my career where who I am as a person, as an artist is transforming or perhaps reforming. It is a discovery of the self in relation to environments, natural and manufactured. It is a period of (un)belonging, truth seeking and self-care.

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Just Because You Can't See It (one) (2022)
Photographic Print
600 x 447mm

 

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Just Because You Can't See It (two) (2022)
Photographic Print
600 x 447mm

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Just Because You Can't See It (three) (2022)
Photographic Print
500 x 665mm

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Not Broken (2022)
Sculpture

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In Deep (2022)
Digital Painting
440 x 540mm

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She Took Nothing and Received Everthing (2022)
Digital Painting
540 x 438mm

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Moving In The Current (2022)
Digital Painting
540 x 440mm

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As Seasons Pass (2022)
Digital Painting
440 x 539mm