In taking snapshots of abstracted elements of a building or urban space, I believe that one can begin to tell a story of a house or an environment.  Familiar domestic objects employed in still life painting provide a portal for interpretation, an analogous link from one person’s memory to another.  By playing on the familiarity of a subject, an observer will inadvertently ally certain emotions to it.  When such experiences are strung together the observer can transcend time and connect with a sense of place.

The attached series, Gulland, is set around our family holiday home in Cornwall which holds many rich childhood memories.  Although I do not expect an observer to relate directly to my impressions, I do hope to reignite a distant memory of a cottage.

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