Blog Overview

What are the main written resources you have used to help you develop your work and ideas? List and give a brief summary of their relevance (publications/writers/articles/theories you have focused on over the past year): Utopia and dystopia – the ideas of perfect and imperfect world and landscapes. Desires that cannot exists, like the collaged landscapes I have created. The beauty and the sublime – what makes a place or a landscape so desirable and how the framing of a place can change how we see it. David Bate, Photography: The Key Concepts – the landscape chapter - this talks about the ideas behind the beauty and the sublime and how landscape photography can impact the way we see places Edge of a Dream, Utopia, Dystopia and contemporary Photography – The relationship between humans and nature and how we have changed nature to benefit our lifestyles. How we have made a lot of areas industrial but are now also trying to add natural elements back into our lives Utopia | Dystopia Constru

Action Plan

Outline your objective.    Where do you want to be?  (Don’t be vague or general.)   I want to be confident in my work and my ability to talk about my work, more specifically the context. I want to be able to tell people why I am doing what I am doing rather than just showing them my work. I also want to continue to develop my ideas and produce an outcome that I am really happy with. I want to explore digital modelling and also ways of combining photography and sculpture, both digitally and physically. I have started to do this but I want to do it at a higher level of quality.     Where are you now?   Right now I am starting to explore more options of how I can create and display work. I am focusing on both physical and digital ways of working and continuing to look into the ideas of photography and place. Right now I am enjoying using clay and I want to continue to use this as I move forward.     How I will you get to where you want to be? What will you do next? Outline 3-5 clear steps

Artist Statement

My work is about place and building relationships between places. It is about bringing the idea of ‘paradise’ or the ‘perfect’ landscape into everyday life. Taking fragments of the places I have visited and turning them into a new place. They then become parts of a whole fragment. I have built relationships between the places in the images by placing the fragments next to each other. I have been finding ways to make these places exist in physical form as well as digitally. I have been adding depth to these flat images, because they are more than just fragments of locations placed together, they have now become their own landscape. To me each fragment of the image reminds me of a specific place and time, however other people may just see a landscape. The way they are presented either shows them as their individual fragments or as a whole fragment. This has been an exploration into bringing collaged landscapes to life.

Photography and Place - Australian Landscape Photography

 This text that I found online talks about photography and place again however this time it is from an Australian photography point of view. It talks both how the representation of a place is important to its history and context. The photographers have realised that as much as they wants to represent the place they must also represent the history. They have to respect the culture, the place they photograph needs to represent the history.  With landscape photography I think it is important that you are clear on what you are trying to achieve especially when you are looking into locations with lots of history.

You Are Here: A Brief History Of Photography and Place

This article I found talks about the exhibition You Are here, it is a brief history of photography and place. This article talks about photography relationship with place and how photographs of places allow us to not only remember and re-live memories but also experience places we haven't been before. It talks about how photography doesn't only represent the place captured but also the place it was created and the place it is represented. This builds a relationship between these places. They also talk about how photography shares and records fragments of the world. We tend to now visually understand places before we have visited them because of photography. We are now able to experience places without visiting them through photographs.

RISD Museum - Photography and Place

 January 23rd - April 4th 2004 This exhibition featured a number of artists who all explored the idea of place through photography. Photography allows people to capture places and moments in time. The theme of place allows people to take unconventional approaches to explore ideas. In this exhibition we see how different people explore the idea of place, some through exploring nature, others through exploring homes and other through history and archives. The idea of place isn't just geographical, it is about its history and the characteristics. It can be about telling a story and documenting. places can be associated with memories or personal histories as well as large events marked in history. I think the idea of place is much bigger than people realise and different places have different meanings to people. This is why the ideas of how people explore place differ, someone may want to look into the place where they were born where as someone else may look into the same place for a


 I'm trying to make my collages physical or look real They exist digitally but I want them to exist physically   Relationships between places fragments of places Making these new places tactile When they're on the clay they look like a fragment of a place, like a rock that's fallen off a cliff or a stone on a beach they're a small part of a whole