GLIMMER (aka The Summerdown Chronicles)

Digital photographic images. Found objects, foods, material, and mirrors. 2022.



Glimmer is an exploration of how nature and the landscape acts as a repository and holding space for our personal narratives. In particular, those of belonging and identity for anyone with direct heritage or connection to a European country in the wake of the UK leaving the European Union. As the fallout of this decision changed the country indelibly, food, found objects, and mementoes were left in the countryside environment of the Sussex Downs, a quintessentially English landscape. These items were then rediscovered after the elements had left their marks on them and photographed in-situ using mirrors as surfaces for these still-life images.

Passion fruit seeds and juices dripping on a mirror surface with meadow reflected in it
Passion fruit seeds and juices dripping on a mirror surface blue sky reflected in it
A mirror surface with a letter written in a number of languages on it and foliage at the base
Honey pooling on a mirror surface with wild meadow foliage reflected in it
Figs crushed on a mirror surface with meadow reflected in it
Toy figure on a pat of butter resting on mirror surface with blue sky and trees reflected in it
Medical pills in honey on a mirror surface reflecting blue sky and foliage
Child's drawing on a mirror surface reflecting blue sky and foliage
Light reflected on a mirror surface and reflecting blue sky and foliage
Passion fruit juice and pulp on a mirror surface reflecting green foliage
Blurred objects on mirror surfaces reflecting foliage, trees, and sky
Bananas on a mirror surface reflecting green foliage and blue sky
Shard of tree bark on a mirror surface reflecting blue sky and green foliage
A mirror surface reflecting meadow foliage and blue sky
Pressed apricot sheet on a mirror surface reflecting green meadow grass

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