Alice Myers

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Alice Myers discusses attempts to impose structure onto the chaos of nature.

Alice Myers discusses attempts to impose structure onto the chaos of nature.

Alice Myers discusses attempts to impose structure onto the chaos of nature.

Alice Myers uses her photography to explore the visual expression of the interaction between human endeavour and nature's unpredictable character.

In her series "Rocket" Alice captures that moment of casual abandonment as a child, unaware of the perils of water, launches into the unknown, enjoying the simple pleasure of propelling oneself through its depths. It is the tension between the simultaneously scary and the exciting that often defines the human striving for knowledge and experience that is so simply and evocatively portrayed in these images and is a central theme running through Alice's work.

This juxtaposition between the controllable and the uncontrollable, known and unknown is key to Alice's new work "Winterless Skies" in which she examines the Victorian need to catalogue and collect in their attempt to understand and exert influence over the unruly and chaotic quality of nature.

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art with a First in Visual Communication Alice's talent has been quickly recognised when she won the Jerwood Photography Award in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded an Arts Trust of Scotland grant to pursue this project "Winterless Skies". Profiled on 1000 Words Magazine by Pedro Vicente, Alice has also featured in the Guardian Weekend and Portfolio Magazine with her series "Rocket". She recently exhibited as part of a group show at Whale Arts and in "Forgotten Game" a site specific show both in Edinburgh. In 2009 she was artist in residence at the Project Slogan in Aberdeen.

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Winterless Skies #1
Winterless Skies #2
Winterless Skies #3