On the 24th of September, a 5 year old girl was found in a house outside Dublin. She had been stabbed repeatedly. She was brought to the District Hospital where her condition was stabilised Also in the house were the bodies of a man and woman, apparently the result of a murder- suicide. The bodies were identified as the mother and father of the child.
The gaping flame-filled crater has been this way since 1971, when Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern of natural gas and decided to burn it off so it wouldn’t poison anyone. They thought it would take a few days. Four decades later, locals refer to this pit as the Door to Hell.
Through physically altering enlarged prints and then re-photographing the results, I create works that oscillate between image and object, photography and sculpture, landscape and still life. While they may appear illusory, the resulting pictures are documents of actual events and are thus as authentic as the original representational images contained within.