Artist Statement My still life photography is an ongoing investigation into how light interacts with different surfaces and materials through processes of refraction and reflection. Using mirrors, perspex and sculptural reliefs, I experiment with perspective, illusion and the configuration of geometric forms. I aim to question how we look and perceive, and how space can be used, appropriated and revealed. The shapes, patterns and textures of the natural world are a continual source of inspiration for me. Four Elements moves away from the calculated geometric precision of previous projects to explore the formalistic qualities of irregular, organic forms. Using digital projections depicting fire, earth, water and earth, I have projected two-dimensional images onto an architectural arrangement of white blocks and mirror shards. By twisting and turning the sculptural reliefs into alternate configurations, the elemental qualities of each image are portrayed in different ways. Requiring very little post-production and an economy of medium, mundane materials are transformed into curious and beautiful images through light and fragmented image. The series was initially inspired by thinking about a diamond - the strongest and purest material known to man - that symbolises each of the four elements. I wanted to use glass to replicate its cubic crystal structure and the magical way it disperses light into multifaceted perspectives. The sculpting of each still life reflects how diamonds are cut, shaped and transformed into desirable objects, interrogating the contrast between natural forms and human intervention.My work is propelled by the drive to investigate the objects, shapes and patterns that surround my everyday life. Whilst the aesthetic and conceptual discoveries I make are flavoured by my past, my personality and my emotional responses to the world, I hope that my work can be open to interpretation to anyone, inspiring surprise, contemplation and positivity.