Revised from personal notebooks, Spring 2020

Internal/External — Reflections on Poetry, Beauty & Mystical Experience

In the spring of 2017, was at a crisis point with a project I’d been pursuing for several years. The work — concerning the story of Mary Anning, one of the most significant and undercelebrated field palaeontologists and fossil collectors to ever live — had spent three years being developed as a fairly straight body of documentary photography. However, influenced by new works I had been looking at, such as Sanna Kannisto’s ‘fieldwork’…