In the  Phantom Island  series, a collection of animated lightboxes aim to draw parallels between the idea of the self and the notion of a phantom island – an island that has been mapped but subsequently proven to not exist.
       
     
       
     
 Install view of ‘Laying Light’ as part of the exhibition ‘A Line around that we cannot see’ at Airspace with Karen Golland and Heidi LeFebvre.
       
     
  Moving Portrait  is a live interactive portrait that captures a likeness of the viewer as they stand in front of the work. However, this likeness is only given when the viewer is moving - if they stand still, they disappear into a void of blackness.  This work is a part of an ongoing project that aims to in push at the boundaries of portraiture and explore the evolution of the notions of ‘being’ and ‘presence’ as influenced by evolving technological heterotopias.   Moving Portrait  examines the ways in which the screen acts upon notions of self and the way in which the self is acted out upon the screen. This portrait explores the oscillation between stasis and flux in being and performing self, onscreen and online.
       
     
  Where Are You  is an interactive portrait that seeks to question the notion of being-in-the-world.  Taking the form of a sculptural object that acts as a mirrored viewing portal, the work beckons the viewer to find themselves in the frame. However, the ‘portrait’ offered is a transient one, where the viewer dissolves into their surroundings and disappears altogether.  The work is part of an ongoing exploration of the changing nature of the notion of ‘self’ in the evolving technological heterotopia and an interrogation of the boundaries of portraiture.  This disobedient ‘selfie’ questions – where are you when you cannot see yourself?
       
     
 'Are You There' is an interactive work that explores portraiture and its intersection with the notion of place. Consisting of an oval shaped mirror sitting atop an elongated plinth, Are You There is an interactive artwork that was designed to be deliberately mimetic of the human form. The plinth acts as the body, and the mirror acts as a head. The work stands in the gallery space like a humanoid structure, standing still until activated by the proximity of a person attempting to see their reflection. Then, through facial detection software programmed to interact with a micro camera embedded in the mirror frame, the mirror turns away from the face presented to it and denies this reflection. The mirror, by turning away from the person who approaches, is saying ‘no’. This mirror denies us our self-image and appearance.
       
     
 'Hello' consists of two robotic animated lightboxes that explore the relationship between people, place and light. 'Hello' is a portrait that depicts no trace of a human body or face, rather it is suggested, or ‘simulated’ through the rounded aperture through which the light emits. Taking this simulation further, and in a way to amplify the humanoid qualities of the piece, I programmed morse-code into the light boxes, so that each one attempts to communicate to the other and also to the audience.
       
     
  Here/There  (2014) is a series of 13 photographic portraits that explore the intersection of portraiture and place though the act of looking. Each of my subjects was wearing a virtual reality gaming mask with the ‘game’ being viewed actually just a simple dimensional exploration program of a house interior. With the mask in place, the head movements of each subject dictated what they saw in each room, replicating real life visual exploration, e.g. if they looked up, they would see the ceiling, if they look down, they would see the floor, etc. I chose to photograph my subjects exploring an immersive virtual environment in order to look at the act of looking at place and to illustrate the sense of  slipping between worlds  that occurs between ‘virtual’ and ‘real’ and ‘place’ and ‘being’.
       
     
  Echo  is a work that acts as a disobedient mirror and an unreliable portrait. Through simple programming and a microprocessor embedded in the work,  Echo  alternates between being a reflective mirrored surface in which viewers can locate themselves, to a beaming light portal, where all reflection is lost. The circle of light that emanates from the work is a reductive ‘portrait’ that comments on the likenesses and connections between the human and the humanoid and seeing and being seen.   Echo  continues my interest in pushing at the boundaries of portraiture and exploring the evolution of the notions of ‘being’ and ‘presence’ as influenced by evolving technological heterotopias. Portraiture, as a mode of art making, is reflective of the changing notion of self through time, and  Echo  as a portrait addresses this in the age of the almost-ubiquitous selfie and the ever-increasing influence of online and virtual worlds.
       
     
  You’re Here  is series of photographic portraits that utilise the trope of a circular mirror as a stand in for human presence. The scale of the mirror mimics the dimensions of a face and acts not only like a humanoid rupture in an empty space, but also as a frame through which space becomes place.
       
     
 ‘Gone But Not Forgotten: A Mourning Survey’.  Three channel site specific installation at FraserStudios 2012.
       
     
 In  A Loved One Sleeping , I photographed the capricious collection of objects that were left behind at the Fraser Studios in Sydney after the building was just about to be handed back to the developers. This odd collection of ephemera – bricks, string, milk crates, and trestles somehow became supercharged memorials to what was. These inanimate objects, lying abandoned where they fell, acted as stand-ins for lived experience. I framed them in a formally constructed, central position within the photograph, positioning them between landscape and portraiture. My intention was that these object ‘sitters’ would suggest transient and unseen human presences and that the works would speak of the shifts and slips that play out in a dynamic built environment.
       
     
 'The Path of Totality' - 2013  A-M Gallery.  ‘The Path of Totality’ is an exhibition of photographs and animated lightboxes that draw upon the experience of a total solar eclipse captured in 2012.  The works are a poetic meditation upon the notions of vision, awareness and locational identity.