By evoking a sense of longing for a bygone era, Hazel encourages the viewer to think more deeply about the emotional resonance of the things we surround ourselves with, and the ways in which nostalgia can shape or distort our relationship with our own identity. Hazel’s work causes a sense of unease and comfort by transforming the familiar into something uncanny and surreal, challenging the viewer’s assumptions about what is real and what is imagined.
Her process is methodical and architectural and is informed by her woodworking skills and relationship with materials. Upholstery and carpets are used as a form of collage in conjunction with wood varnished perspective paintings and an interest in analogous play. Her uncanny works translate fluidly into digital forms, adding to her contextual concerns of identity and place distorted by memory.
Based in Dublin and London.
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