'The offering' from the series Youth without age, life without death
Chapter one - Youth without age and life without death is based in Romania. Since 2012 I have been exploring the land and responding to the tale freely. The images are a collision of reality and fantasy. Working with local residents and the natural environment I have playfully introduced symbolic representations and visual cues that encourage the viewer to escape.
Each time I return I have sketchbooks full of ideas that I keep in mind as I roam and adventure. Certain visuals consistently appear; the colour red, string etc. These are all nods to Romanian tradition and aim to unite these separate stills.
This is both a journey for the viewer as well as the artist’s venture for answers.