Scale and wonder
Of all the constructive comments I have received over the last year the one that has engaged me the most was from the photographer Anne Campbell who invited me to consider small scale images as a way to engage an audience. Beforehand I had found the polaroid image transfers I had made frustratingly small till Anne proposed that their minuteness forced the viewer to come forward to view them thus making for an intimate and engaging experience.
The seeds where thus planted and I began to think of other ways I could entice people to come forward and engage with my curated collections of found objects. Museum display cases where one of my ideas but I was concerned about the stuffy formalness.
The main aim of my Masters Show is that my viewing public is gifted with a reawakened 'sense of wonder'. To try and achieve this enormous feat I needed to employ Anne's wisdom. I began by taking photographs of a collection of bones I found on my last visit to Orkney. These I edited then uploaded to a website that converts digital images into viewmaster reels. Another visit to eBay secured a viewmaster viewer. This is the first of many concepts born in my sketchbook that will hopefully entice my audience to engage, play and wonder.
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