The Dog House
THE HUNT Karen Barratt

KAREN BARRATT photographic collages

'The images I'm showing in May 2015 emcompass the autobiographical and the wildly imaginary.

I use Photoshop, blending family photographs ancient and modern with pictures which I take as the ideas for the picture change and evolve. Other random images – birds, flowers, trees - I find on the internet and use as if they were pieces of paper collage. Currently the work relies heavily on fantasy architecture, blended from buildings across the UK and beyond. In 'The Hunt' (above) for example, the lovely red brick wall can in reality be found in Hampton Court Palace gardens. The fox and cub belong on the top of our Christmas cake.'