Plymouth University, England.
One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging. A common denominator in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Landscape therefor is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing: we see it with our eye but interpret it with our mind and ascribe values to landscape for intangible – spiritual – reasons. Landscape can therefor be seen as a cultural construct in which our sense of place and memories inhere.
This series of work was created on my return to Auvergne, France. A place I lived as a child but have only recently re-visited after a period of eight years in order to re-connect and understand my childhood. The images explore my connection to this place now against family album images of when I lived there.