Have just had some of my recent vases photographed by Alistair Clark.
This new work follows on from my previous project that responded to trips taken in Europe. In this series, currently consisting of vases and lidded boxes, I have been revisiting old photos and travel memories from the late 1990s and early 2000s. At this time I made some of my first visits to Canada and the US.
The overriding themes to this work are nostalgia, commemorating past experiences, touristic and photographic ‘seeing’, and using the permanence of the ceramic vessel as a way to present this.
The lidded boxes offer a way to ‘contain’ memories, and the vases a ubiquitous and recognizable, ornamental form that can communicate narrative.