‘On Wednesday 16th December, I bought a jumper. A jumper for a man who I had not yet met. I knew instantly that the only man who would ever wear this jumper would be the man I would one day marry. I saw a vision of leaving it wrapped up in brown paper on a table for him. I would write an accompanying letter explaining the situation. I would end the letter asking him to marry me. If he answered yes, I would request him to wait in my bedroom, wearing the jumper. If it was no, he should write me a love letter, a final farewell, and leave my life forever.’
(Extract from Enchanted Void, my graduate book, available to view and buy here through Blurb. It’s a fusion of images and narrative which tells the story of a neurotic woman’s dark obsession with love.)
Enchanted Void (2010) (The summary which accompanied my graduate exhibit)
Love is a form of sorcery. A powerful spell so hard to resist it is almost impossible not to submit to the allure of its enticing call. It’s voice a hypnotic charm so delightful, so inviting, so perilous.
It’s easy to be duped. Love revels in trickery and disguise. It mocks, deranges and leaves wounds.
It is irresistible all the same.
An addictive desire.
A void. A madness.
Making this book was probably one of the most happiest and exciting times of my life. I felt complete creative freedom and was inspired by anything and everything. I got up to so many adventures making this project, and some fine messes as well. Totally worth it in the end though when it won ‘The People’s Choice Award’ at the Brighton Graduate Exhibitions out of 1000 students, with over 15,000 members of the public voting for their favourite piece. I remember going to see the graduate exhibition before I was accepted onto the course and thinking, wow, the person who wins that prize must be so cool! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that one day it would be me! I have never felt so massively proud in all of my life. A little bit of my soul went into making this book and it will always represent a hugely significant point in my life. Oooooooh I want to make another book, it’s been far too long…..watch this space!!! xx
All images are available to BUY as prints directly through me, so just drop me a line if one of them is calling you saying pleeeeease let me go on your wall.
One of the images from my book has now been used as a book cover, yippee!! It’s described as ‘intense erotic literature’ and is available to buy here through Amazon incase you fancy a bit of saucy bed time reading! The digital image file is available to purchase through Millennium Images.