The domestic interior of a kitchen on a working family farm in Yunnan province, South-West China. The series forms an exploration of a timeworn and intimate space at the centre of family life and the home.
Marks and textures left on the objects and surrounds, testify to their repeated use and the presence of their inhabitants. Caught up in modern industrialisation, these items and spaces, occupied for hundreds of years, are slowly reaching the point of extinction. Yet the ambiguity of the objects and space, puts doubt on photography’s role in their preservation. Instead the images draw from other associations, from painterly still lifes to the residues of ash which scatter in the dark, reminiscent of the moon and the wider cosmos.