Idle Idyll

2020 - Ongoing

 

In creating this series, I was hoping to capture a sense of nostalgia by re-enacting memories of going swimming with groups of friends as a teenager.

 

We would use the trips to rivers and lochs as a way of filling up the long summer days and as I got older, the activity evolved into a more complex means of socialising. Returning to these spaces now as an adult signified another shift and unexpectedly, a quiet feeling of loss. The cyanotypes were a further exploration into the limitations of memory; the natural imperfections of the printing process reflecting my attempts to reimagine my own.