Fragments of reality
Through photographing the woodlands surrounding her home extensively Soraya began to see metaphors for life and personal experiences. However the complexity of translating these ideas to the viewer has led her to simplify the imagery toward abstraction. By pulling out interesting forms in the photographs the shapes become ambiguous, they allude to their origins but are creating new landscapes / worlds in which colour and form are the dominating elements.
Photo-transfer techniques which breakdown the original photographic image are overlaid in some of the work, by re-printing the transfer as a duo-tone litho print it adds a textual quality back into the picture, referring to it’s origin and adding a sentiment of dreams or memory, two themes which recur throughout Schofield’s practise. The extraction of these forms moves the work away from the metaphorical to the abstract, in which the viewer can interpret the imagery by their own experiences.
I abandoned the path you drew for me
100 years of solitude
Time in the palm of my hand
Ebb & Flow