Love=Love is a series of collages that were created using pieces of over 60 store bought puzzles. Although puzzle pieces are unique, and can only fit into one place within a puzzle, they are sometimes interchangeable within a brand. These puzzles were cut using the same die, but depict unrelated images. Using only the flowers and skies from each of the puzzles, I created a series of entirely new compositions by recombining the puzzle pieces. These spectacular, fantastical and surreal landscapes sit in direct contrast to the banal and bucolic images of the original puzzles. (artist statement)
Someone once asked why I take so many ‘dark’ photographs and perhaps instead I should try some ‘light, happy’ ones.
I look to the drama in landscapes and powerful atmospheres to try and capture the bucolic beauty of the countryside that was so instrumental to romanticism. I try to find a way of showing a powerful emotional connection.