My photo-montage landscapes explore the divisions between consciousness and reality: the play between these two experiences providing the basis for my work.
I have been exploring the idea of representing a particular landscape through an assemblage of hundreds of photographic elements, taken on site at a particular time, and within particular circumstances. Whilst each element is photographically true, the overall composition is a structure of my imagination. A landscape recalled in consciousness is an assemblage of such details and elements into an overall representation.
The idea of consciousness and its relationship to an experience of landscape produces works which inhabit the arbitrary divisions between what is imagined and what is real. Being is perhaps nothing more than what we imagine. The experience of life is a lens through which a world is revealed. The mind gathers what passes through this lens, and in doing so the representation of a landscape becomes neither subjecctive or objective, but omnijective.