Abigail EvansArtist, Photographer, Designer

“That I could make my home in thickets” is a sensitive and fragmentary self-portrait, which draws together diverse photographic elements captured with proximity and intimacy. It expresses an understanding of time as a personally experienced space within the mind, rather than as a fixed linearity. Moments and memories are flattened and absorbed into the light-sensitive and the self, simultaneously. They materialise as traces out of the darkness or the light.

Reflecting a metamorphic state in response to loss, family, and growth the project emerged through the images that made themselves (and their need to be found and formed) apparent to me. I was looking for moments of light in which to make my home but, while quietly observing shadows and surfaces, this desire for a place to find shelter tumefied and could not be squeezed out or minimised anymore.