"I can be anything I like but first I have to
know what I have been and what I am"

Widely understood as a symbol of transcendence - wisdom, freedom and ultimately, death - the symbolic significance of of the bird resonates somewhere deep within me. Throughout this autobiographical project I have responded to the instinctive impulses of my unconscious, photographing all that I gravitate towards with inexplicable force.

I frequently draw parallels between my own image and that of the bird, often caught in a state of metamorphosis, thus visualising my deep-seated affiliation with these creatures. Working in this way I have developed a visual vocabulary of the Symbolic; a means of communication that allows me to access and manifest the very basic, ineffable and fundamental aspects of my psyche. 

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