Vicky Waters is a lens-based artist, exploring her emotional connection to gardens; addressing memory and cross-generational experiences. She has a particular interest in her city’s green spaces—their importance in biodiversity recovery, community engagement and enjoyment.
The images she creates are often quiet and dream-like, featuring the landmarks that exist on a small, human scale.
‘Three Memories’ was exhibited at the (re)structure group show in the old Peacocks building in Newhaven. The exhibition was open during October for Photo Fringe 2022.
This new work considered memory and connection.
Carried on my father’s shoulders; Staring saucer-eyed at the work of insects; Walking up the hill I looked over a garden wall and saw pale fabric hanging from the branches of a tree.
The images portray three distinct memories, but they resisted remaining separated. I wanted to hold them down and place them next to each other, seeing them merge into a continuum—a train of thought.
The three memories were made at different times in my life. The first memory is of being a toddler, carried on my father’s shoulders and getting caught up in all the leaves. The second memory is of staring saucer-eyed at the work of insects. I remember the intense fascination they held for me. The third memory is of walking up the hill past a walled garden and seeing pale fabric hanging from the branches of a tree. This lodged in my mind as a quiet mystery.
Vicky has exhibited work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
. Some of her work is printed by Sublime Boundary