In the Leeway

 

 

In the Leeway is about allowable margins, the space in a relationship that we give each other to be ourselves. The images are self- portraits and portraits of my husband. The text is a prose poem consisting of a series of statements that juxtapose our behaviour and character traits. While the text is personal, the images are less specific: shapes of figures in backgrounds that have been edited with scanned collage or painted surfaces.

            The collaging process involves improvisation. What begins as one image becomes another, constrained only by the need to create unity. I see a parallel between this way of working and my marriage- each is an exploration.

 

*leeway: 

1. freedom to act within particular limits, the allowable margin

2. the sideways drift of a vessel