About the show
“A Night with Mary White” is a interpretation of life through memories, storytelling, and imagination, presented in a domestic yet surrealist space, I have collected my research through others memories and anecdotes and a handful of photography I have attempted and get to know my great grandmother. The stories are open to the interpretation of the viewer.
This work presented in a drawer that will be repurposed to become a room. The drawer interests me as space often holding memories a postcard a few photographs of family members unknown a few old letters were often forgotten of later to be open unexpectedly ready to be open and rediscovered.
My practice focuses on the human imagination fact and fiction and how the human mind created stories through their environments. My research focuses on the folklore, folk medicine, and folk witchcraft throughout history I focus attention on the common person’s close relationship to nature and their understanding of the surrounding environment through practical work, storytelling and intuition, the misinterpretations of health conditions, and the effects nature has on the human body and mind. I am interested in how these images and stories are interpreted through modern eyes and the modern imagination.
Each small piece is £30, the Cabinet is £40. Price of artwork includes postage and packagin.
Title: a open window
Measurement’s: H. 6mm W.8mm
Materials: Paper, clay. Plastic.
“Here I am exploring past down memories and connecting those symbolism of the tree ‘a family tree’ or the tree of life’”
Title: an open book
Measurement’s: H.8mm W.8mm
Materials: watercolour, shells, cardboard, cork, plastic, papers
“Here I want to explore memory, scale becomes abstracted through time, the water colour paint creates a ghostly image due to its transparent nature.”
Title: open curtains
Measurement’s: H:8MM W:8MM
Materials: watercolour, fabric, plastic, cardboard
“The boxes act as a set where the actors tell the story in the box the curtains have open, and the story has been reviled”
Title: open drawer
Measurement’s H.8MM W.4MM
Materials: watercolour, wood, clay, plastic, paper
“Each box has been inspired by my discoveries made while examining my collection of photos looking at the background of each photograph and looking at Mary whites chosen décor and the taste, not only give a insight to her personality but sets the time period.”
Title: the open box
Measurement’s: H.6MM W.4MM
Materials: watercolour, paper, plastic
“A mixture of stories, other memories and décor I have created a collage of memory.”
Title: The Cabinet
Measurement’s: H:13mm w:9. 5mm
Materials: watercolour, paper, plastic, wood, acrylic paint
“This piece explores family and ancestry, inspired by my research and small collection of photos I have acquired from family members I wanted to explore inherited memories. This cabinet is made to protect these memories and when reviled is open for interpretation.”