Photograms

Venice in Tucson, 2020
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

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Home Bound, 2020
8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)

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The Myth of Home, 2017
Melbournestyle Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 1-8 October 2017
Photograms, collage
Sizes vary: 27.56 x 19.59 in. (70 x 50 cm), 23.35 x 16.5 in. (59.4 x 42 cm), 16.5 x 11.70 in. (42 x 29.7 cm)

These works examine the empty interior as a fragmented space situated somewhere between the past, present, and the future. It explores the psychological complexities of home related to stability and loss – as an empty interior. When an interior is devoid of people a personal encounter and a subjective reading informed by both imagination and memory is evoked. An unpeopled interior can pose itself as an invitation for what may become or an echo of loss, and perhaps even an anxiety attached to idle time. Exhibition partially funding by the Design Department, Monash University (MADA), 2017.

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Interior Memory: Re-imagining home, 2016
Gallery at City Library, Melbourne, Australia, 2-30 March 2016
Photograms, digital prints
48 x 8.66 in. (122 x 22 cm), 53 x 8.66 in. (135 x 22 cm)

This project examines how narratives of domestic space can be re-imagined after the space has been vacated. Home is the context for a larger narrative about memory and also provides a framework in which to challenge habits of representation. Memory involves a nuanced interpretation that combines perception, emotion, orientation, and embodiment. Therefore, memory is subject to selective editing that reflects current experiences and preoccupations. Expanding on such phenomena, how do reinterpreted images connected to the intimacy of an individual’s past home affect their memories of that place? The project has engaged with twenty participants to describe a past room and their memories located within. It explores how memories are affected when prompted by a re-created image suggestive of an individual’s once inhabited room. Research funded by Research Development Grant, Monash University (MADA), 2014. 

Memory Room Atmospheres, 2015
Photograms
5 x 5 in. (13 x 13 cm)

Images for the Memory Room project whereby participants are asked to select five images that describe the memories, feelings or atmosphere of a room in a previous home. These images used to build virtual three-dimensional image this room.

My Make-Believe Room Atmospheres, 2015
Photograms, Digital rendering
5 x 5 in. (13 x 13 cm)

Images for the My Make-Believe Room project aimed at children participants whereby they are asked to select five images to create their imaginary room. These images used to build virtual three-dimensional image this room.

The Novel Encounter: Visualising Memories of Home, 2014

A personal examination of both the absence and presence of home. My research explores the concept of home from the perspective that home is not necessarily a fixed or ideal place, but rather an on-going pursuit underpinned by the tension between preservation and transformation. Within these parameters, home is investigated through the lens of memory. Central to my research is how visual communicators can engage with and articulate home and memory as a portable artefact and a core subject for storytelling, which embraces ambiguity and the potential for loss. To address these questions, my studio practice explores the relations between the fragility of paper, the abstract visual language of the photogram and spatial memories of home.

MADA Gallery, Caulfield East, Australia, 27 August–2 September 2014
This exhibition comprises the practical component of my PhD research.

List of works:
• 260 Rooms, 2010-2012, Photograms, 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)
• Dear Diary, 2012, Photograms, 7.67 x 5.7 x .6 in. (19.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm)
• Objects of Memories: 75 Bedrooms, 365 Stories, 2010-2013, Photograms, colour laser prints on paper, 3.75 x 5.7 x .6 in. (9.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm)
• Objects of Memories: 91 Kitchens, 400 Stories, 2010-2013, Photograms, colour laser prints on paper, 3.62 x 3.62 x 1.77 in. (9.2 x 9.2 x 4.5 cm)
• Objects of Memories: 94 Living rooms, 400 Stories, 2010-2013, Photograms, colour laser prints on paper, 5.7 x 2.36 x 2.15 in. (14.5 x 6 x 5.5 cm)
• Portraits, 2013, Photograms, colour laser print mounted on poster board, Dimensions vary: Portraits of Bedrooms, 4.52 x 6.7 in. (11.5 x 17 cm); Portraits of Kitchens, 4.45 x 4.65 in. (11.3 x 11.8 cm); Portraits of Living rooms, 6.5 x 4.92 in. (16.5 x 12.5 cm)
• The Name of a Room, 2011-2013, Photograms, colour laser print on paper, Dimensions vary.

“Dear Diary” Locale, 2014
Photograms
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 6 – 23 March 2014

An examination of a daily theme over the course of 76 days.

Room for Memory, 2014
Photograms
19.685 x 19.685 in. (50 x 50 cm)

I enter my room with anticipation of familiarity
filtered sunlight changes the color of my walls
slowly I move through the space
I stand still and transgress through time
my childhood window appears weathered and aged with use
a portal of flight
I hear the wind dance with the leaves on the tree in the backyard
a commanding presence
I wonder if its still there?
a helicopter interrupts my mental gaze I am parachuted to the present
the filtered sunlight has changed the color of my walls
I stand still and transgress through time

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“600 Stories” Out of the Studio: Pushing Parameters, 2012
Photograms, colour laser prints on paper
Installation: 13 x 8.4 ft (400 x 256 cm)
Monash University, Caulfield East, Australia, 6-7 December, 2012

A documentation of memory, autobiography and home that addresses questions regarding representation and perception, privacy and disclosure.

20 Living Rooms, 2011
Photograms
Diorama. Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The living room—a versatile room and perhaps the most public in the home. It invites conversation, display, performance. It absorbs intimacy and relations. As well, it is a space for entertainment and detachment. The living room allows the interplay between the personal and the social to take shape.

20 Kitchens, 2011
Photograms
Diorama. Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The kitchen is where rituals are performed and enact the cyclical nature of nourishment and creation through the process of transformation.

20 Bedrooms, 2010
Photograms
Diorama. Four page layout: 28 x 5 in. (71.2 x 12.7 cm)

The bedroom is a place for remembering and memory formation. Whatever variations a bedroom may consist of, it is a defining space where the fusion of dream and reality make their impressions.

“20 Bedrooms,” IMPACT 7, 2011
Photograms

An international multi-disciplinary printmaking conference and exhibition.
Monash University, Caulfield East, Australia, 27-30 September, 2011

20 Bedrooms: 200 Stories, 2011
Photograms, colour laser prints on paper

Paper sculptures: 3.7 x 5.7 x .6 in. (9.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm)
Installation: 94 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (240 x 240 cm)
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 31 March- 17 April 2011

This project explores the narrative links that bind space and memory together by focusing on the intimacies of the bedroom. It bridges a connection between the bedroom as a visual journal to record, participate and create meaning. This project prompts the questions: What is the relationship between the bedroom and autobiography? How is space reflective of remembrance?

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20 Bedrooms 200 Stories
20 Bedrooms 200 Stories

Room Titles, 2011
Photograms
60 pages. 3 x 5 in. (7.62 x 12.7 cm)

Bedroom and Kitchen titles