Finding The Light. A key part of my working process is experimentation with scale, light and ambiguity. This interactive sculpture, Finding The Light, 2021 invites us to play with wrapping tape and camera phones on close up to make colourful, abstract images to keep and share. It was shown as part of 2021 'The Playful Turn' curated by Ahmed Farooqui at Degrees of Freedom.
Uncertainties Photographic series: Shared responses. I included participatory elements in two solo shows of my staged photographic Uncertainties series for the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin in 2008 (curated by Professor Catherine Loveday, Westminster University) and MAC Birmingham in 2005 (curated by Alex Boyd Jones). Viewers of the artworks were invited to share with each other what they saw in the images on post its under the work (BPS) or luggage labels (MAC).
Rural Idyll 2: Artist Photographic Jigsaws. A week long residency on a working sheep farm in Suffolk during lambing time, curated by Ruth Richmond & Jax Horswill (2011). For the resulting exhibition I produced photographic jigsaws which audiences were invited to help each other complete over four weekends that gently subverted the ‘chocolate box’ imagery of the countryside, presenting an obvious disparity with the reality of livestock farming.
View Finder: Working with patients and staff Artist-in-Residence for Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust (2006). Patient and staff led, Viewfinder was a participatory landscape photography project with patients and staff of a large Cancer Ward using research guidelines that recommend the use of large-scale landscape artworks to help reduce patient anxiety levels in health care settings. Where possible patients and their relatives accompanied me to determine the exact location of their chosen view. Views chosen included Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, Hayle Beach, Cornwall, The Gower Peninsula and Norfolk Coast. The final large scale photographs are permanently installed in the Cancer unit in perspex frames along with simple captions stating the place of the view, why it was chosen and the name of the person selecting it.