As part of my artist residency in Drammen I have been exploring ideas related to place, migration and genealogy. The overall project Waters of the Past has been the frame to explore these themes as well as a means to open up to a deeper understanding of place and finding my connections to it.
The work that is emerging is taking a number of forms. There is a series of photographs using both a standard camera and a 360 camera, and some of this work will be exhibited at the Drammen Library in October. My other body of work is more experimental in regards to materials. I have been experimenting with local plants for eco dyeing with some interesting results – which I will share at a later date.
The overall theme of the work is ‘From Earth to Sky’ and the focus is on trees – as metaphors for family, community and connectedness. Here are some images to give you a flavour of the work in development.
Josiah and I are also hoping to have the beginnings of something in VR featuring some of the 360 camera footage and the DNA music.
More details on the Drammen exhibition soon.