The conceptual framework for these images is rooted in the exploration of personal emotional identity and the relationship between the body and the domestic and natural landscape. The portraits explore the notions of isolation, femininity and the ways the external body communicates internal concerns. The elements of performance in this work reflect the push and pull of becoming a woman who is comfortable and established her own identity, and a woman who is caught in the frustration of performing to and measuring up to perceived expectations of femininity. The juxtaposition of the landscapes reflect the contrast between the openness of the natural world, the comfort of the domestic setting, and the haziness of the emotional state they point toward.
Edward Claxton • Laura Cooper • Alex Godfrey • Claire Henderson • Oskars Lablaiks • Jessie Lansbury • Lizzie McVicar • Emma Rawlinson • Kate Sheehy • Hannah Wild •