Realm (2009-2013) depicts a world that floats between reality and fantasy; between believable spaces and sites of make believe. Down the rabbit hole, through the looking glass and into the wardrobe, all of these paths lead from the territory of the real, into the realm of wonder and myth.
Realm consists of double exposure images that create a layering of realities. A familiar domestic interior and a potentially mythological landscape combine to create an alternative reality, with reference to texts such as CS Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and George McDonald’s Phantastes: A Fairie Romance for Men and Women. Through these images the home becomes a portal into a mythical realm.
The abandoned interior element of each photograph has been captured in derelict croft houses found in the Highlands of Scotland. The majority of which were photographed during a residency at Timespan Museum in 2012. The projected mythical landscapes are sites of folklore and fable, captured all over the British Isles.