Artist in Residence, The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs. 7 – 13 July 2014.
‘Odyssey’ is a new photographic series, which I began during my week as Artist in Residence at The Old Lookout Gallery (7-13 July 2014). ‘Odyssey’ explores journeying, using the flight of sea birds and migratory birds as a metaphor for returning home (as told in Homer’s Odyssey). In modern language the word Odyssey now has come to represent a journey: literal, metaphorical or spiritual. I captured birds in flight along the local coastline. Cyanotypes were created from these negatives. The walls were populated with this new work throughout the week, resulting in a show at the weekend. The use of the traditional cyanotype process alongside the new immediacy of the digital image complements the Obsolete Studios‘ ethos. During the exhibition, binoculars were available for visitors to participate in some ‘birding’ from the Old Lookout windows, with a selection of birding books available.
This residency was supported by the School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfordshire.
Read more about this residency and the processes used here.