University: The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh College of Art)
Artist Statement: Whether it be through the lens, the hide, the viewpoint or the artefact, our experience of nature is rarely natural: human’s touch is never far away and our experiences with nature are often facilitated.
Flock is a study of the fascination and the construction of idealised realities. Looking at the relationship between humans and avians, Flock tries to understand the value inherent in the mediated experience.
Drawn to the idea and the beauty of birds, we seek them out. This series brings into question whether the methods in which we try to connect with birds — or their ideal — will ever satisfy our insatiable need to find, to collect and to acquire.