Artist Statement

Large scale cyanotype photograms (200 x 70 cm) investigating notions of identity through gesture. This is yet another project investigating a notion of "portraiture" from an unconventional perspective. We're so accumstomed to looking at faces to understand who people are, what they might be thinking and feeling that we lose sight of how the body, its gestures, movements, the way someone just naturally stands or sits, can all convey very strongly who a person is.

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