Category: Informing Contexts

Reflecting on the ‘Informing Contexts’ module.

Looking back… In the first module (Positions and Practice) I used my camera to engage with my community. In the second module (Surfaces and Strategies), I navigated major surgery to remove my left kidney and created a more reflective body of work, centred on identity, healing and my garden as a cathartic space. In the […]

The Healing Power of Gardens // Oliver Sacks

“I cannot say exactly how nature exerts its calming and organizing effects on our brains, but I have seen in my patients the restorative and healing powers of nature and gardens, even for those who are deeply disabled neurologically. In many cases, gardens and nature are more powerful than any medication.” “Clearly, nature calls to […]

Published in Biology magazine, University of Oxford.

It was good to see my work was selected to be used on the cover and in an article in the latest Biology news magazine this week! ‘Biology News’ is an annual publication from the University of Oxford, and is written collaboratively by academics, researchers and students across the departments of Plant Sciences and Zoology.  (The photograph […]

Interview with Lin Jingjing 林菁菁 // By the Tate

Interview with Lin Jingjing 林菁菁 // By Monica Merlin for the Tate In this interview Lin Jingjing describes her practice so articulately. I was struck by Lin’s careful description of how and why she works as she does, so I’ve shared some of the points that stood out for me, and that I feel are deeply relevant […]

Mindfulness and my work in progress…

Started to be mindful about what subjects interest me on a personal level. Asking myself what causes me to gaze… to linger over… mindfulness  – therapeutic gaze. How can I translate what I felt to the viewer? Visual literacy? Decided to photograph what caused me to gaze, to linger over… first thing each morning is pick […]