Personal Experimentation

After previously experimenting with the idea of combing nature with the body, I looked into other ways off representing the two together. I looked at similarites between the body and the close up detail of nature. For example, I found that the lines of leaf were similar to that of the lines on a hand. […]

Research – Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman creates haunting self portraits, which become more poignant when knowing she suffered from depression and took her own life at the age of 22. Her work was arguably not noticed while she was alive, but after her tragic death the work took on a whole new meaning and gave importance to it. Using […]

Research – Ashvini Ray

Ashvini Ray’s work focuses on close ups on of the body finding beauty in the little details. She states in an interview ‘the fact that these “things” essentially make up who we are’. I find this relatable to mental health because close ups of the body can not only represent the physical symptoms of mental […]

Research – Kev Hawken

‘Kev’s work highlights his frustration, despair and sense of isolation from living with anxiety for the past twelve years, using his student accommodation as the site for Disorder.’ – Fragmentary.org. I relate straight away to the work of Kev Hawken, which highlights the feelings that come with suffering from anxiety. The fact it was shot […]

Research – James Schofield

James Schofields work uses abstract photography as a way to express his struggles with mental health. When describing the work he states it ‘explores and reconciles my own struggles with mental illness and the ever increasing notion of feeling disconnected from the world’. His work is inspired from the feelings associated with mental illness, such […]

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