Glimmer (2022 - ongoing)
Digital photographic images using letters, found objects, food items, mirrors etc.
This photographic series explores sensations of belonging. Especially that of migrants and third-culture people. It aims to represent how it feels to uproot oneself, move, and try to become part of another landscape and culture.
This body of work utilises found items, letters from migrants, food, and other relevant artefacts. These add the element of surprise, or random chance, as well as a way to chart cultural and social evolution.
The items are placed in the landscape for a period of time and exposed to the elements. Then they are photographed in-situ using mirrors to play with space and to bring in other parts of the surrounding landscape.
The title comes from the phrase: a glimmer of hope. Something which all migrants and third-culture people (myself included) are familiar with through their journeys and the lives they seek to make.