"Peaches and sCream" 2016
Peaches and sCream
I am in a quandary I have two thoughts about my statement:
#1. Fearnside’s work stalks the edge of the familiar whilst zeroing in on disturbing half grasped terror hidden in the far recesses of the mind.
She brings undertones of religion, death, pareidolia, wonder and mystery to her photographs which capture the viewer in a web of possibilities.
Her technique has been a simple exploration with her daughters using a cloth stained with the flesh of rotting peaches, she uses these references to create a connection to her mother who passed when she was 10.
The veil exemplifies the closeness and distance separating the living from the dead, creating a terrible beauty.
#2. I love working with my two daughters to create portraits, focusing on their red hair and my interest in pareidolia, seeing faces in found surfaces etc.
This series of photos includes a piece of material that is stained with rotting peaches, my first venture into creating my own random surfaces.
My work continues to explore connections through my daughters to my mother who died when I was ten. My mother was one of two red headed daughters, I am fascinated by this strangely tangible link to her.
The haunting quality posed between the spirits of my daughters reaching through the veil, the veil exemplifies the closeness and distance separating the living from the dead, the power to communicate with our ancestors..
My work is realised as giclee prints on museo max in limited editions of up to 20 prints, these would be printed roughly A3 size.