artist statement

I am obsessed with old photographs. Bad photographs. Forgotten photographs.
Frustrated by photography (and everything else) becoming increasingly reliant on digital, I started collecting physical, analogue images. Overlooked images. And I have given them a home in my drawings. I hope the intricate, time-consuming nature of making pencil drawings gives the photographs a new-found life. Photographs embody the ghostliness of something having been there which doesn’t exist any longer. Photographs are the corpse of a moment in time. Through my drawings I like to resurrect this moment.

“The world forgetting, by the world forgot.” – Alexander Pope

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