Edition of 15, unframed photographic print. Framed option available. Please contact us for details.
305mm x 305mm -
Plus £20 for UK delivery
1016mm x 1016mm -
Plus £20 for UK delivery
About the artist
The ‘decorative’ is traditionally associated with feminine crafts; needlework, lace making, quilts and crochet. This is a subject that has been closely interpreted and challenged by feminist art historians of the last thirty years.
In Persia, carpets were thrown down in the desert to create an ‘instant garden’ in the sand. Distinctive repetitive pattern features highly in Eastern architecture and interior design and is integral to this culture. In Celtic and Arabic decorative arts strong ties exist between the ‘real’ and the highly-stylized ‘diagrammatic’ flowers within elaborate designs.
In Europe, the Dutch Flower Painting tradition arose out of a particular set of circumstances during The Republic when painting was centred in Guilds. These paintings were for a domestic market, often purchased and produced by women. The tradition that emerged was both illusionistic and decorative, with an obsessive attention to detail that can be described as an ‘über-craft’: slow, ponderous, painstaking, illusion-making.
My project brings this concept together with the illusionistic lighting of Dutch Flower Painting to create highly-stylized photographic images that refer to and re-imagine these traditions.
2006-2009: MA Photography, Brighton University
1990-1994: BA Art History and Studio Practice, Goldsmiths College, London University
2003-2007: Visiting Lecturer Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art, Goldsmiths College and others
2003-2005: Founder/Director Brighton Photo Fringe
Selected exhibitions and art fairs
2012: British/Summer/Time, Diemar Noble Gallery, London
2011: Summer Show, The Little Black Gallery, London 2011: Natural Beauty, The Little Black Gallery, London 2010: This is Not the Chelsea Flower Show, Diemar Noble Gallery, London
2010: Hotel, The Artists Residence, Brighton
2009: Between the Hallucinatory and the Real, Brighton University MA Show
2006: City Running, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
2013: Flowers The Little Black Gallery, London
2012: The Instant Garden The Lucy Bell Gallery, East Sussex
2007: The Adventures of Alice under ground, Jennie Ricketts Gallery, Brighton
2005: Lost in Wonderland, Brighton Festival, Brighton Dome
2004: Escape Routes, Bowieart.com, Soho House, New York
2010: Arts Council of England: Artist Individual Award – development grant
2006: Arts Council of England: Artist Individual Award – project award
2004: Arts Council of England: Artist Individual Award – project award
Try before you buy
Want to see how this fantastic artwork will transform your own room? Using our clever 'Changing Room' app, you can upload a photograph of your space to the specifications listed and see your chosen artwork hanging on your very own wall. It's simple! Try before you buy and give it a go...