Taking imagery from a Spring fashion catalogue, [framing illusive] seeks to create space, generate movement, and redefine the underlying sensation of eternal desire that consumer culture needs to operate. Deconstruction of the form, colour and shape of a highly stylized photo shoot seeks to evoke a place of stillness. The sensual qualities of clothing have been domesticated, repurposed, cleansed and their symbolism reconsidered.
Each collage is made by soaking the paper in water before gluing onto pre-soaked cotton paper - allowing a totally smooth surface and also the characteristic 'scuff marks' that appear during creation.
A certain quest for beauty, for peace, is searched for in the work process, the colours reflecting this calm approach to cutting, refined like a surgeon. Relationships between images are haphazard, sometimes forming accidentally, encouraged by the intuitive nature of collage as a technique. The scene becomes a story, the character present yet unidentifiable to the viewer. An absence in assertive visual tone - there is no subliminal message in this photo to 'buy the product' - enables the ever present cycle of consumer culture to be momentarily placed on hold.