I have always been fascinated by the mystery and immensity of the universe, and where I fit into it. I draw on the intersections between science, philosophy, mythology and religion to explore humanity’s relationship with the cosmos, and man’s pursual of transcendence from this earthly realm. Through my art I aim to connect with a higher plane than this physical experience, but in order to connect with the universe, I need to explore the essence of life, and ask what it means to be human.
Swallows are a symbol of hope, arriving in spring they flock to the skies, telling us of better days to come. In traditional belief they carry the souls of the dead, they are a representation of life’s cycles, and the passing of time. Swallows symbolise community, love, and family, and bring joy to all who see them. As birds they are seen as the connections between the heavens and the earth, weightless and free. I feel it is important to remind ourselves to have hope for the future, especially after such difficult times of isolation, so this flock of swallows is my aspiration; everyone reuniting once more with the freedom of a soaring bird. This whole exhibition has been the first step towards bringing people back together, reminding ourselves that we are not alone