Through researching the concept of negative space, I have come to develop an explorative study between the human relationship and the environment and the way that we interact with public space; leaving behind traces, voids and evidence of our presence – both physically and ephemerally. I have considered the relevance and purpose of a space when no one is there to occupy it and, more formally, I have come to notice that the marks we leave behind are curiously reminiscent of installation and sculptural works of art that we might see in a gallery; a space in which we are encouraged to reflect upon the artworks before us. This juxtaposes with the pedestrian street and the way that we fleetingly use it to take us from one place to the next. Transience documents space in a way that recognises the presence of our absence.
Writing and photographs by Phoebe Mead.