Chambers, 2019.

Digital and mixed media

Chambers is a new series of work that centres around ideas of afterlife, human viscera, and the heart. These works represent the four chambers of the human heart, with blood pumping through the atria and moving through to the ventricles, eventually allowing oxygen to get to our lungs. 

Seen here with pulsating lights and organ-esque cuts, each work has been composed with inspiration from early cubist/futurists and collaged work, specificaly from Gino Severini and Jean Arps. Seeing works of theirs in the flesh resonated with me in an entirely visceral sense. 

I created Chambers aspiring to construct organically shaped objects, much like Enak's Tears, Terrestrial Forms (1917), while wishing that my insides looked exactly like Dynamic Hieorglyphic of the Bal Tabarin (1912). 

Close-up of Right Ventricle, Phlegm / 36 x 48” / multimedia, digital print and LED lights / 2019

Close-up of Left Atria, Rat Dove / 36 x 48” / multimedia, digital print / 2019

Close-up of Right Ventricle, Phlegm / 36 x 48” / multimedia, digital print and LED lights / 2019

Installing work in Hannah's beautiful Astoria home. 


"I responded to this work immediately. Playing with absence is itself evocative, but the choice to make it negative space (rather than a mirror, which would have been expected considering the piece's aquatic sensibilities) forces the viewer to engage at a much deeper level. In the negative space we're forced to ask: what is missing? And how do we choose to fill that space? The LED's underneath the pearl lining give the viewer the chance to project their very selves into those spaces, while acknowledging that as we as human beings change, so will the way that we choose to fill that space with colour."