‘To all innocent wisps of undifferentiated nothingness: watch out for life.’ (Kurt Vonnegut, 1982, Deadeye Dick)
This work springs from a deep concern and anxiety about environmental issues and a fascination with the transformations that take place in nature. Chaos Theory tells us that evolution arises from tiny but spontaneous changes in the natural world that amplify to create unpredictable results and inform the possibility that life could evolve from dust.
In collecting these partially decayed plastic objects and photographing them in the context of the science laboratory they become specimens, creatures pulled from the dark ocean and photographed for posterity.
Out of their everyday context the forms become unfamiliar and disorientating. Once recognised, their beauty generates a tension that tests perception of the mundane.