Welcome to my website
The ideas and theories behind my artworks are directly influenced by research theories and evidence from my parallel career as a research psychologist. This website summarises both careers and showcases the main series of artworks, describing their psychological influences.
My art practice
“Once you know you don’t know, you can begin to explore” Elizabeth Fisher.
Working mostly in the photographic medium, making staged, art images, I also make short video works, mixed-media paintings and sculptural works, all of which seek to offer a positive and playful stance to states of not knowing and uncertainties. I make floating, drifting and indeterminate worlds that celebrate ambiguity and multiple viewpoints and subjectivities. As writer Deborah Levy highlights “It is essential to surrender to the idea that human incoherence, which is always twinned with coherence, is what keeps us curious, furious, confused and vitally alive”. I’m interested in making slower, open-ended images and object that invite contemplation and shared dialogue.
My studio practice is process led, hands-on and experimental; I take household substances and transform them into small sculptures, or mix them with traditional art materials. Photographs are made from small sculptures using a close-up lens, lit just for the camera with the final prints large-scale, and mounted on aluminium for exhibition.
For work in progress you can follow me on Instagram at catherine5524 and for articles and research I use twitter at catherinejacob5