Tracy Porteous

I consider that new information – new imaginings – is the function of art that allows us to make new connections through new viewpoints. I explore Light through its relationship with photography and environment in terms of mark making and image creation.

Light is a fundamental force of nature and our experience of it is shaped by the constraints of focus and making sense of the world that it shows to us. Yet the visible spectrum, that humans see only partially, must abound with other visual possibilities or artefacts.

This is a foundational concept that I work with–looking at Light in the abstract of the quantum field, outside of focus and sense, and thereby creating new information.

To me, photography is a direct language of Light but it is also a language of the world and its human overlay and these languages are indelibly bound together. I embrace this binary in terms of my philosophy and play with the balances to different degrees in my projects, depending on my conceptual parameters.