Caro is delighted to introduce Fledgling, a programme that gives rise and attention to new artists and designers, exploring our call to observe and reflect alongside our passion for an education that cultivates creative thinking.
The annual exhibition will feature work across a variety of disciplines including sculpture, ceramics, textile and painting, either collectively or partly. Each artist in residence will present their work with a show at The Space at Caro, a place for creativity and connection.
Exhibition | October 8th-10th 2022
My practice has always been a tool that I use to understand my place in the world. Often exploring a state of fragmented belonging and wishing for a shift in our relationship with the natural.
As an artist resident on the Fledgling programme at Caro, I am presented with an opportunity to collaborate and connect with nature. I will create a sculpture using entirely foraged materials, whilst listening to the sounds of the land. The hope is to quietly watch and listen to what it's trying to teach me. To translate what I learn into a form. As with everything in life, the sculpture will have a temporary existence. After being allowed to play and explore with the clay, I will give back to the earth what was borrowed.
I have a love of the natural world, immersing myself in nature brings a sense of meditative connection to myself; To evoke dramatic, painterly representations of my surroundings, shifting between the dramatic vistas and turbulent skies to intimate meadows and mysterious woodlands.
My process revolves around capturing images that blur the border between reality and fiction, creating narratives that hark back to a forgotten lost time. I feel the method of double exposures and the medium of film capture the concepts of memories, the uncanny and nostalgia - themes that infuse my work. I begins with 35mm, experimenting with double exposures, using the format of film to create ethereal, haunting and dream-like images. The intention to make the work appear like paintings - acting as an antidote to the transient digital world we inhabit.