'Self.' is a joint exhibition of photographic works by Amy J Patterson and drawings by Folkestone-based artist Steven Aron Williams.
The project documents the reconnection with self and the rediscovery of personal creativity between two close friends during a pivotal period of their lives. Separately but alongside one another, both utilise different mediums to rediscover parts of themselves which perhaps have been forgotten. Through documenting encounters, time and place their work is a method in processing ideas of grief, trauma and fundamental life changes.
This process ultimately converged into a period of separation, collective grief, anxiety and fear with the rest of the world as the pandemic took hold. Without the distraction of ‘normal’ everyday life both individuals were forced to adapt and took the opportunity to delve even deeper.