How important is it to know one’s origins? To know who we are, do we need to know how we came to be where we are? Through poetry and abstract photographic montages, Walking Backwards through Fire journeys from past to present, weaving together ancestral women’s voices as they explore such issues as memory, identity and cultural belonging, migration and origins.
Born of a Belgian father and an English mother, I spent my early years in Belgium before settling in the UK. In 2002 I felt the need to find expression in a new vocabulary that did not necessarily have recourse to language. Through my photographic work I now endeavour to translate the reality of the captured image into the unreality or ‘surreality’ of the manipulated image. These ‘visual poems’ can stand on their own, or can incorporate or accompany words in English and/or French.
Manifesto for Old Age Published October 17, 2013
HOME Published May 01, 2013
EXCALIBUR Published November 23, 2012
ripples in time Published March 22, 2010
A YEAR BETWEEN THE TEARS Published November 07, 2009
CHEMIN DE LA VIE Published October 20, 2009
BOOK of BOOKS Published October 16, 2009
ALIÉ(n)ATION Published March 18, 2009