Chimera (2017)

 

This project stems from my desperate need to find solace and calm during and after anxiety strikes, and I am left to pick up the pieces of the devastation it usually leaves behind. I thus find the solace I seek, in nature, where I am able to lose myself in order to find peace and regain balance  in my head.

Entitled Chimera, “a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve, a dream, a figment of the imagination”, the series consists of cyanotypes made in collaboration between myself, the land and time. The cyanotypes were exposed for days and then washed with rain or dam water, but never wholly developed, in the hope the pieces will continue to change over time, just as my own emotions and the chaos inside my head are always changing.