pigment print on cotton rag
110 x 160 cm, unframed
edition of 6 + 2AP
“As our daily lives have suddenly transformed due to COVID-19 I have embraced this period of self-isolation and have been using my photographic process as a form of escapism from my pandemic induced anxieties.
I have been creating a series of photographs in private gardens, using myself as the figurative element in the landscape. At times emboldened within the landscape, at times fleeing from an invisible threat. Reflecting the dual aspects of my psychological response to the virus and the social isolation – from a feeling of claustrophobia and anxiety, to a sense of release and connection to nature.
Also referencing that while we have slowed down, the natural life and lifecycles continue on around us as they always have.” – Tamara Dean
Tamara Dean is a critically acclaimed photo media artist working in photography, installation and moving image. Her practice explores our connection to nature and rites of passage in contemporary life. In each of Dean’s photographs, her subjects quietly and intimately engage with their natural surroundings. The artist’s unique understanding of light and landscape reveal sensual pieces that invite contemplation.
In Dean’s early bodies of work, she portrays the vulnerability one feels when in the natural environment. The relationship between the body and one another is also explored with a particular focus on the intimacy between women.