Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light
2024
Pigment print on Hahnemühle cotton rag, framed, museum glass
40 cm x 40 cm
Edition of 6 + 2 AP

Shadows and Light is an introspective self-portrait that delves into the complex landscape of living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. It captures the nuanced interplay between the enveloping shadows of past traumas and the ephemeral glimpses of light that symbolise moments of healing and understanding. Through a blend of stark contrasts and subtle transitions, the portrait explores the depths of vulnerability and resilience inherent in the human spirit. Composed of ten different self-portraits captured in different moods and moments, the mix reflects the layered experiences of memory, emotion, and healing. Textures vary, symbolising the uneven terrain of the journey. Dark, heavy tones represent the weight of historical pain, while brighter tones emerge as symbols of hope and renewal. It offers a window into the soul of someone navigating the delicate balance of darkness and light within themselves, providing a poignant reminder of the strength required to confront one’s innermost fears and scars.