Postcard looks at the subject of perception and memory and the fundamental problems associated with depicting reality.
The image of a postcard is a quintessential one that allows the viewer to construct worlds beyond its flat surface. Themes of warmth, security, vulnerability and fear all become part of an unfolding.
I chose some familiar images from the East coast of Britain, where I grew up and decided to crack open the bare bones of the flat surface and confront my own memories and perceptions head on.
The work takes an image of a caravan as a starting point, unfolds it with a software tool, models it, extracts its shape and then blows it up, fashioning it into a piece of recycled aluminium.
The whole experience has been a beneficial eye-opener into just how quickly and with little thought, the world constructs around us.