Phiz

Two 11 metre long x 1.2 metres high Duratran images
The Walks, Basingstoke, 2001
Letterkenny Arts Centre, Ireland, 2002

Phiz was the result of work developed from a Year of the Artist Residency at Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital, Pathology Department during 2000/01.

This was a microscopic journey across a thin section of the human face.  Over a thousand photographs were used to map the surface of the artists’ faces using a digital camera and stereoscopic microscope.  These were seamlessly joined together to create two long photographic transparencies set up to form a corridor through which the viewer can walk.

Phiz explored the theme of magnification and scale.  The final images are at a similar magnification to that used in Pathology to analyze blood samples.