Mother and the Manufacture of Anxiety has been a form of exploration and expression of myself through making. The work addresses my experience of anxiety both as a person and practitioner, and how my relationship with my mother feeds into that.
My works are portraits of a relationship, and the most important one was my mother. Now, how these feelings for her are brought into my interaction with other people, and how these feelings for her feed into my work is both complex and mysterious. I’m still trying to understand the mechanism.
– Louise Bourgeois
An experimental series looking into constructing shifts in reality through photography. Created by projecting images into a similar environment to the originals and continually repeating the process to distort and confuse the image of the new space.
Frames: red acetate & wood.
SBTRKT Listening Event
Designing and building a set for a listening event to preview SBTRKT’s 2016 album Save Yourself. Designed to reflect the martian landscape cover art of the new album.
In collaboration with Jessie Russell-Donn.
Visual experiments in response to the short story The Watching Chamber
foam board, acetate & mylar.
Flower. Clip made in Adobe After Effects
Paper and mylar experiments, combining elements of traditional grotesque decoration to basic 3D forms.
The World is Irretrievably Broken
The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research “childhood.”
- Michael Chabon
Installation of 200 paper boxes
paper and LED's.
The Science of Love
The Science of Love explains the biology, psychology and philosophy of love. A further three books make the set Discussions of Love.
From my dissertation Girls on Film: Ariel, Lolita & the Sexualisation of Young Girls in Film I wrote a short story called The Watching Chamber.
The story isabout a science experiment where young girls are suspended in glass cubes and watched continuously by men to monitor their physical and psychological development.
The film depicts a scale model of this space with footage from the film Lolita (1997) projected onto it.
foam board, acetate & mylar.
See, Scrutinise & Print
The book takes The Little Mermaid, using stills from the film to show the subjects that under-pin the original narrative; the loss of the voice and the physical presentation of the adolescent Ariel. These images, remaining in their original order of appearance, are then continually repeated but each time examined further focusing in on the detail of the multiple individual frames that make up the seconds of film, visually slowing down the story to see what is really there.
The original narrative is dismantled and is then reconstructed to create a new story, which highlights these sub narratives by taking the still frames out of their original context and re-positioning them in a way visually more representative of the lewd themes of the male watching the girl.
JM Originals Book Covers
JM Originals Cover Competition Winning Entries, 2015 Generation by Paula McGrath An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw it by Jessie Greengrass
Other covers include: Marlow’s Landing by Toby Vieira Blind Water Pass by Anna Metcalfe Marlow's Landing by Toby Vieria