Collection: Unlocked Limited Edition Digital Collages

Eye level is different for everyone so perspectives aren’t ever the same. As a new wheelchair user my eye level has literally given me new horizons. Sometimes this is good, I’m not going to fall over so I look up more at the sky and trees. Sometimes, less desirable, in a crowded room or street I am often at groin or buttock level.

These collages are compiled from manipulated photographs I have taken with my phone and show the things I can’t easily access and have to be fought for through layers of need and new priority. They preference spines, legs and medication, symbolised by toadstools with yew trees representing mortality; all veiling and constraining, with a degree of humour, the nature I am desperate to connect with.

I named this collection Unlocked because I suffered a life changing spinal injury in 2018. For 18 months after I was too busy working out how to adapt to life with my changed abilities to be able to make any art. I wanted to but had a complete creative block. When lockdown came I guess the pressure to fit into an 'able' society was lifted. With this freedom I found myself creating once more and the Unlocked series is the result of that process. I became creatively Unlocked in lockdown!

The Unlocked digital collages are available as limited edition giclee prints on museum quality 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper, in 2 sizes. They are sold unframed. Please contact me if you would like to discuss framing or mounting options.