"Shells" explores the world of childhood dens and hideaways from an adult perspective. My own structure is a childlike den made from branches reminiscent of the countryside I grew up in. I could never quite fit inside my structure. Instead my arms would be woven into the branches as though I were about to burst out. Once projected onto eggs the images become fragile globes that reflect the precious, childlike moments still left to me before I leave university. Eggs eventually crack and like a family home there is a time when you must grow and leave their comforts behind. In my images I walk the waters edge and wait for the tide to lift the nest from my arms.
Alice Dennehy • Matt Fielding • Jack Grange • Gavin Li • Helen Manley • Kezia Tan • Sianne Thomas • Zoe Wright •