The Spirit of the Staircase
The body of work arises from my MFA in Photographic Arts, which I am studying at Plymouth University. It is still work in progress and a move away from my normal practice, as I usually work with found photography. I am now turning my attention to found objects around the city of Plymouth.
The Spirit of the Staircase, from the French idiom l’esprit d’escalier, is of discarded materials. By chance they have come together to create surreal forms in the urban landscape. I use natural available light and I have recently started to add sculptural shapes to the scene. This is an attempt to explore and reveal new ways of looking at the familiar in an unfamiliar space.