‘Mindscape’ is an exhibition of drawing and hand drawn charcoal animation. It represents a metaphoric exploration of a pressurised psychological interior. One scene leads the viewer to the next; as though the audience themselves are exploring the space. The presence of everyday objects through their intended function might symbolize a human presence or action. Ordinary items may have simple, unremarkable characteristics, but by changing the poetic context in which they function, they become extraordinary and alarming. These artefacts of the mind are what the subconscious might use to articulate perception – for example; the telescope pertains to the act of looking, and in turn awakens the notion of forced introspection alongside a palpable sense of being watched. Sources of light and life are fleeting and oppressed, heightening a sense of discord within the kenophobic environment.
Laura J Adams . 2016