I hope to bring together through visual communication a multi-disciplinary approach, to encourage collaboration between science and art in a binary way. I consider my work to be fine art photography, but wouldn't like to be confined by its definition. I work more instinctively than methodologically, some say this could be too free, too disorganised. I will let you decide.
'I focus on the tension between the personal and the universal, between reality and the imaginary and between photography and other disciplines'
I have enjoyed a multidisciplinary career in the sciences and more recently in the arts. I have been lucky enough to run my own businesses, be creative and innovative in my own environment. I am looking forward to exploring in more depth, art-science collaborations and where a portfolio of work will take me.
Whilst I have been developing my work and creating images, delving down into complex research areas, I realise that my background and earlier degree in Geology has made an impact, not so much to draw on the geomorphology of the land, and substructures and its outlines, but that I have taken the knowledge for granted.
I grew up 50 metres from the beach in Pembrokeshire, surrounded by significant geological landscape, displaying spectacular fold structures cut through with significant thrusts between Broad and Little Haven. The carboniferous shales and sandstones revealed in this beautiful location. As a child, I was always in the Geological Information centre in a local Car Park, sketching the wonderful fossils and rock samples in glass cases, their mineral content intriguing. I studied Geology both for WGSCE and for A Level and then onto University to study it some more. So the subject, is imprinted to some degree on my memory and in my subconscious, and I realise the importance of it through this final project for my MA.
Landscape in my images remains almost subliminal, as I use it to define a background for the simple layering to create a space between whats geological and biological, between what’s internal and external and internal, between our internal human environment and our external. The landscape revealed in the images represents a place, once accessible, acting as a vessel to enlighten and consolidate knowledge on the research environment in a graphical way. I hope that the work reveals and hides recognisable emotions, that the observer can take control of the viewing and the interpretation of it. The ambiguous is clarified only where it is comfortable to be discussed.
'An Art Science Collaboration'. Hand-Made 32 page book published 16 June 2019.
Science Photographer of the Year 2019. Shortlisted. Winning Image Series: Mapping 1: Oxygen Ib.
Analogue Forever group Online Exhibition, Nov 19. 'Solitude'
International Contemporary Art Expo Palazzo Velli, Rome. 19-21July 2019. Representing women photographers from the UK. Here
'Landings Exhibition' Aug18-Aug19. On Line Here.
International Invest in ME Conference 2019. IIMEC14. London. May 2019. An exhibition showing the research of 4 PhD students from the Quadram Institute of Science, Norwich. Here.
'A Broken Biochemistry' outlining the condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with Exhibition, Ashburton, UK. 08 May 2018.
Artist Talk. 'Mapping 1, An Art Science Collaboration'. Ashburton Arts Centre, Devon. 25 July 2019. Here.
'Why we need art in Science' for Falmouth MA Photography students on developing their FMP. March .2019. Here.
'Art and Science Uncover M.E' looks at collaborative work between myself and the Quadram Institute of Biosciences and the research on M.E/CFS. Here.
'The Art of Chronic Illness' Art Therapy Workshop for those with a chronic illness. 25 July 2018.
Online Art Therapy Workshop for those with M.E/CFS. Summer 2018.
Photographic Artist and Multidisciplinary Nice Person!
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Yas Crawford Photography. Present.
Director, Aerona Clinical Limited. Present.
Director, Tramorgan Limited. 20013-18.
Director, OI Sciences Limited. 2008-13.
Director, Opal Healthcare Limited. 2001-2008.
Business Mentor. Business Wales, BIP. Present.
Board Advisor for several SME's
Creative Forms of Art Criticism and Writing, Node, Berlin.
MA Photography with Distinction, Falmouth University. UK.
BSC Hons. Geology & Engineering, Cardiff University. UK.
Additional Courses; Applied Geophysics, Paleomagnetism, Structural Geology, Certificate of Education. Keele University. UK
Microbiological Methods, BioMérieux. France.