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the

colour

jungle

   

my first solo

exhibition

2018

 

the colour jungle was my first solo exhibiton

 based at the CAMDEN IMAGE GALLERY

my JOURNEY LIVING WITH AND MANAGING ANXIETY

TOLD THROUGH SURREALIST IMAGES

THE EXHIBITION SUPPORTED THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

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We really do have the power. 

Two years ago, if I had said this to myself, then I probably would have just laughed and shrugged it off. 

Living alongside the effects of anxiety can be draining. In my experience, it can feel like you're trapped and

you know there is a way out but every time you try to reach for it, it gets further and further away.

The experiences can create dark and all-consuming memories which merge into the present, with a

whole host of physical and mental symptoms.

 

However, over time (and it definitely was a gradual process for me of practice), through learning new tips from

people who had been in the same position and had overcome difficulties, I was able to manage it . 

 

For the first time, I felt amazing. 

 

This provided the inspiration for 'The Colour Jungle'. The name struck me at fitting the description well of

what I had gone through. 'Jungle' resonated for the mass of tangled vegetation I sometimes found myself

stuck in and 'colour' for the spectrum of sensations that I would feel, some scary and others  positive, which

helped me through the situation. Hence, 'The Colour Jungle' was born. 

 

12 photographs The photographs abstractly explored my journey, projecting my suffering, my relief and my overall strength. 

My message for this exhibition was whoever is listening and struggling out there: 

You are not alone. 

I have been through it and am better for it and it is this that gives me hope for others. 

This is what I now believe:

If we put our minds to it, we really can achieve anything. 

 I am glad that in 2018 we are alot more open about discussing mental health and working towards a future where we are able

to help each other through the hard times, like friends and family did for me.

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VISIBLE

LIGHT AND

COLOUR

2018

 

the visible light and colour 

was a group exhibition 

located at the menier gallery

in collaboration with cylinder gallery

The exhibition celebrated light and colour.  It was a masterpiece for the imagination.

The 2 images that I included in the exhibition were my take on how we view colour ain the natural worls and whether changing the colours in the image would affect our emotions towards to image. 

Both images included were of skies of many colours. Sometimes, it is good for me to stop what I'm doing and

look up at the sky.  

symbiosis

2018

 

symbiosis 

was a group exhibition 

located at the espacio gallery

in collaboration with the chelsea fringe

The exhibition explored nature, growth, decay, germination, contrasting forms & structures 

My 7 images provided a glimpse into the relationship of humans and nature and how t

this can cause a breakdown in natural systems as we push on creating

our toxic environments. 

However, sometimes there is hope and new life can be seen (even in the darkest of places).