Beauty in 8 Directions (2016-2017) was a collection of writing, imagery and objects housed in a travel trunk, responding to a travel bursary I received to spend time making work in Kyoto and Tokyo in 2016/2017. I was interested in investigating the way experiences are relayed using souvenirs. The work explored how this parallels the way in which artists collect, reassemble and retell experiences of ‘travelling’. The project was shown at the RSA Annual Exhibition 2017 as part of the Barns-Noble Award and also received funding from The Great British Sasakawa Fund.
🌼 Thanks to Guy Scott (Broad Workshop) for fabricating the dream travel trunk 🌼