Manipulating light and shadow within the four walls of her flat, Bourner’s images stage and spotlight isolated people and objects within the domestic setting. “Each image is created with a monotone palette to show this level of boredom and monotony,” she says. “By focusing on these details, I want to explore our dissatisfaction with the mundane.”
Bourner is currently exhibiting five images as part of Edition365: an immersive virtual exhibition and NFT drop from ART3. The collection features 365 works made between 11 March 2020 and 10 March 2021. “To look back onto these images as a record of the pandemic is to acknowledge the universal emotion that took place,” she comments.
Creating these images during the pandemic gave the series an extra layer of meaning. “The topics that I was already drawn to suddenly intensified,” she says. Making images during this period of isolation enabled Bourner to lean into this overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. “The images are a portrait of the emotions we often want to avoid – disappointment, isolation, seclusion, worry, and fear – but were unable to escape,” she says. “The images are a way of communicating the universal experience of that year and allowing viewers to connect or reconnect with the heightened emotions that we were all subject to.”
Eliza Bourner’s images are included in Edition365, an immersive virtual exhibition of 365 works documenting the events between 11 March 2020 and 10 March 2021.
The images are now available to buy as NFTs via ART3.io on OpenSea.