Under the Floorboards

“The Truth is that we all are fragmented. Some more than others. There are thousand pieces to one’s story.”

Made up of thousands of images and weeks of intense photographic work, the Under the Floorboards artist residency with Uniting Care Ballarat, brought together the work of 12 different artists who have spent the month each with the organisation depicting their experiences.

During my 5 weeks residency at various services across the agency, I produced hundreds of photographs each day. They became the basis for four life-size mosaic photographic portraits where selected staff, clients and volunteers became my subjects. I observed and photographed interactions with clients, volunteers, and visitors. I took part in tea break conversations, client pick ups and drop offs, spent time with Lifeline volunteers. It was truly inspiring and rewarding work.

The goal with my artworks was to inspire people to look more carefully at the world around them, and to discover beauty in fragments of life.