© Yas Crawford. 2021. Untitled. from the Series Blood Flow.  

"Through an exploration of perspective, complexity and scientific investigation I create imagery that reveals, explains and connects us consciously to the ambiguous and unknown".

Making sense of the Science. The mapped landscape revealed in the images acts as a vessel to: transport the science, communicating the ambiguous and the unknown, and act as a background onto which the micro and the macro of the internal and external human landscapes are gently positioned. The repetitive nature of the images reveals the constantly repeated events whilst the sets of images are produced as if a scientific experiment catalogued for success or failure and reflected in its numbering. The abstraction recognises areas of ambiguity explored often through topographical and geometrical shape removing the onerous requirement of controls and variables leaving space for subjective expression and interpretation. This safe place prevents the viewer from being defined by their condition.

The Grey Space. We are all artists whether we be a creator of images or a creator of science. Working in the 'grey space' or the 'space in-between' art and science or art and technology can be challenging. Accuracy of science and the abstraction of art can only intertwine as one when we overcome the fear of those anomalies and revel in the beauty of its ambiguity. Inaccuracies and ambiguity after all feed our enquiring minds, whilst the experience of failed images and failed science offers new direction and new results. To narrow our field of expertise narrows our imagination, our creativity and space to learn.

If we have been lucky enough to dip in and out of the art and sciences or a mix of disciplines during our careers, we might describe ourselves as 'multi -  or intra-  or inter-  or anti-  or trans-  disciplinary'. Each description suggesting a new category and a separation of work.  Being careful about how we describe the future of collaborative work will ensure we work openly in the present and through which we can anticipate our future. 


If you would like to talk through a collaborative project or an individual commission, I am very happy to offer some creative advice and talk through your ideas with you. Simply contact me HERE

ARISTS. Maybe you are an artist or group of artists and would like to explore a multidisciplinary project or a group show. 

SCIENTISTS. OR a  scientist who has new research to promote. 

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS  I hope I can offer a way to work with you that is fully collaborative and open. I am always looking to be involved in meaningful artistic research and looking for unique ways to present my own and my clients work. 

COMMISSIONS. OR looking for a commissions for a new project, product, or research  idea. 

© Yas Crawford. 2021. Black Ivory.


Interview - Istanbul Chronicle.


Find out more about my work as a photographic artist and working in  'The Grey Space' here.

Watch Interview here. March 2022.  

© Yas Crawford. 2021. Cognition IX


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