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My love of using geometric patterning to construct an image really comes to the fore in ‘Cascade’. I use the word ‘construct’ deliberately because crafting a triptych such as this is like deciphering a cryptic puzzle and working out which building blocks to put together. You know all the parts fit, but finding the right pieces to align next-door with one another isn’t as obvious as it might seem.
‘Cascade’ was like a puzzle for me where I had to conceive an overall design and layout, and then construct my panels to bring that vision to fruition. I wanted to portray a series of colourful, cascading steps, spilling their colours as they tumble downwards in an un-choreographed and jerky descent. Angled one way, and then another, I loved assembling my panels to create a playful conundrum of connect and disconnect – of steps that work but don’t quite work, like a puzzle you think you’ve solved but then realise there’s still one piece to place.
The article Exposed: Cascade outlines how I created this image ‘in camera’, but don’t click the link if you want to preserve the mystery!