These are a series of images drawn from my memories Deborah's childhood. According to Freud, ‘the feelings of childhood remain with us throughout adult life but they are only perceptible ... The foggy remembrance of a sensation that can no longer be grasped but still affect our emotions in ways that we cannot explain ourselves.”
One of Deborah's prime aims is to depict the chasm that can exist between a child’s world and that of an adult. If we are to believe what Freud says that as adults we cannot look back as childhood as a child, then inevitably a chasm must exist. This is something Deborah is particularly interested in, as she remembers the isolation that she felt as a child, particularly at school.
Her work is about exploring these feelings of abandonment, isolation, loneliness, longing, waiting and stillness.
All images are created in a 6x6 medium format camera.