(Glamour Series, Untitled #1, Minchin, 2017, Digital Photograph, Lux Gallery, James Cook University.)
The exploration of auto
biographical narrative is at the
of my creative
practice. Through visual and photographic means I seek to explore new insights into the world
of self, relationships and the way in which these ideas can be controlled and manipulated
through visual imagery and art making.
Using the nostalgi
c aesthetics of old Hollywood
the works of
I have created a series which
on the turbulent relationship between
myself and my youngest sister. The
play on ideas of control, viewpoint, gender
and censorship, posing questions about reality,
representation and identity.
(Odium Memento #1, Minchin, 2017, Light Painting and Digital Photography, Lux Gallery, James Cook University.) This series focuses on autobiographical narrative, the loss of relationships and the grieving process. Commenting strongly on the fragility of hatred and the way in which it is used to misrepresent people and objects. Victorian ‘cabinet of curiosity’ aesthetics and renaissance composition create a feeling of ‘what once was’ and allude to the Memento Mori theory of temporality, morality and a reminder as to the vanity of life. The series uses in studio light painting and post production overlay techniques to create an ethereal painterly aesthetic. The work is influenced by Marian Drew, Jeff Moorfoot and Hendrick Kerstens.
(Magdalene, Untitled #1, Minchin, 2017, Digital Photograph, Crate 59 Gallery, Cairns.) This series looks at the constructions of beauty and social trappings of womanhood. The works allude to biblical imagery and the soft white features of early 20th century porcelain dolls. There is a foreboding tension within the images adding sense of unease and unnatural atmosphere.