Reversing Through the Rear View, Chapter 3
This work is a series of chapters in reverse, beginning with Chapter 3. It is comprised of photography, altered images and drawings to reflect on a journey through a period of trauma - cancer. It is an exploration of how a cancer diagnosis intervenes and affects both the physical and psychology of the self. The work presents visually a personal record of unearthed, resurfaced deeply buried emotions and experiences. The aim is to de-stigmatise the human response to cancer and to achieve a form of catharsis. The work embodies reconstructed self-portraiture. The objective is to share the experience, to raise awareness and to encourage a dialogue about illness, vulnerability, and masculinity.
The work is comprised of 90 art pieces. A comprehensive gallery / curator pack is available on request.