111: Sharon Boothroyd

Sharon Boothroyd
The Awakening, from the series "Edelweiss"

Series Statement
"Edelweiss" is an ongoing series conceived as a visual lullaby using my daughters Anais and Larissa.

I began using the child as a means of portraying feminine grace, pain and suffering with all the trouble it brings. I am also interested in everyday moments where pain and routine events give way to some deeper point of connection; an enlightenment of sorts.

I based the project loosely on the lullaby because of the arresting clash between innocence and a sinister component which often occurs and leads to a deeper reading. Rather than being an illustration of the song, Edelweiss, in its repetition, emotion and simplicity the project seeks to disarm the viewer by using childhood troubles as a correlation to those of the adult world.