To Look and Not Just See
I can only see out of one eye, which leaves me with no binocular vision. Being stereo blind comes with a unique viewing point of the world for me as an Artist.
My initial idea was to work creating a light installation piece that would show how we rely on light, depth and other visual cues to see as stereo blind people.
From the beginning of the year I spent a lot of time photographing how light comes through a tube to get inspiration for my project.
I realized after some time and stubbornness that light installation was not the right way for me to go, and I was feeling very uninspired.
I had been continually distracted taking photographs from the beginning of the year and had created many images. These had become a body of work by themselves.
I wanted to start with softer materials such as tracing paper and fabric tape. My intention was to conceal the light with these simple materials and see what interesting images I could capture.
I went on from this to use harder materials and a small LED torch within cardboard tubes, old glass bottles and copper piping.
I was astounded that by simply shining a light through these basic hardware products, and getting the right angle to take the photograph could capture such interesting images, colours and textures.
My vision is no longer a narrative for this project but has become a tool I use in my practice as an Artist.