He/She (I'm Happy Now)
He/She (I'm Happy Now) - exhibited alongside Josie Allyson Birchall and Ashley Bird
This body of work is part of an ongoing visual investigation that sits within the genre of landscape representation while exploring the visualisation of emotive human behaviour.
The ephemerality of spoken words are captured within these images, re-imagined as the movement of a passing storm front across the Tasmanian Midlands. The storm plays out as if the attraction between two people is being disassembled within their personal sphere, yet being resonated within the greater environment as an echo that embodies emotional discontentment as an evocative weather system.
Is this the end of hope? When her words stopped coming in whispers, what was assured in my heart is no longer the same as it once was. There is emptiness within her. She always walks behind.
I can feel the dark water that he is, receding from me leaving my feet to stand firm upon a great plain. Centred within this vast expanse, I am alone and warm.
I listen to her breathe as she sleeps. She is like a candle. Such a fragile pleasure.
There is a silence that has found me, yet the matters of time resemble a distant thunder that will eventually be upon us. I am interrupted, and his eyes only present the absence of peace.
It feels like rain as I pull at all the threads in my mind attempting to unravel reason. I have forgotten her affection.
I will be the cause of his affliction, just as the weight of prolonging is the cause of mine.
She falls away from me into the sky as I am engulfed by the absolute finality of her discontentment.
I will always love you but I’m happy now.