Twisted Structures is my ongoing series of digital collages, created using photography of sites discovered in my exploration of London. Each piece involves the layering of multiple photos— through digital means, I warp and distort the architectural shapes, resulting in a surreal and disorienting composition. This project began as a digital technical exercise, but has gradually shifted over time to have a variety of intentions and interpretations.
As a stranger to a new country, I seek to chronicle the feeling of being lost within one’s physical surroundings. These compositions, which are also optical illusions, can be considered visual representations of mental illness and its constantly shifting perspectives. Mental illness can, like these works, present a skewed version of reality for the viewer. They have the effect of inducing vertigo, or of spiraling out of control—this emulates the feelings of fear and confusion that arise from anxiety disorders.