Artist statement: As our daily lives suddenly transformed due to COVID-19 I embraced this period of self-isolation using my photographic process as a form of escapism from my pandemic induced anxieties.
I have been creating a series of photographs in private gardens, using myself as the figurative element in the landscape. At times emboldened, at times fleeing from an invisible threat. Reflecting the dual aspects of my psychological response to the virus and the social isolation – from a feeling of claustrophobia and anxiety, to a sense of release.
Introverted by nature, here I am seen retreating and burying myself back into a blossom.