And therein lies a tension: large scale appears to me to move any object toward the spectacular whereas small scale invites greater consideration of it as discourse. There are exceptions eg the Bayeux Tapestry or Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences but somehow we don’t appear to offer these types of items the time they need.
I want to generate works that sit somewhere between discourse and sceptical – that invite attention both as pictures and just for their form, colour and texture, and also for statements about their subject matter that of, course, includes the above but also the semiotic message.
Mauro, A (ed.) Photo Show: Landmark exhibitions that defined the history of photography, published by Thames and Hudson, 2014