Certain events in our life bare the capability to trigger deep and morbid thoughts, which challenge our perception of our physical being. The only constant certainty throughout our fleeting existence is that it will one day end. As soon as the heart stops, gravity takes hold and decomposition begins. This knowledge is perhaps the defining feature of the human condition or humanity’s self-awareness. These events over the last few years and my views on life and death have influenced the creations of my works; it’s the beauty and the kindness of the world that pulls me back to life and reality. However, everything beautiful eventually withers away. My work challenges notions of beauty, fragility and death through the use of still life photography.
I create works which reflect the inevitably of life through the use of symbolic objects and metaphors, which can emotionally affect people differently depending on their life experiences. Flowers are common subject matter within my earlier works: they are a classic example of a life cycle system. In later works I embed different objects within water and freezing them, I am showing an attempt to preserve life which humanity is always trying to achieve with the advancement of technology and medicine. The objects captured can be considered as metaphors for life. The work can be read in an attempt to display humans control over the world and its creatures.