'Paracosmic' explores escapism and the construction of alternate worlds. These ideas stem from my childhood, where I immersed myself in creating detailed virtual worlds online as a coping mechanism; creating new personalised realities I could exist and feel at ease in. I wanted to explore the relationship between these environments I created in my childhood, and the fantastical environments I design and build in the studio now.
This project was exhibited in Bristol as a part of my degree show on the 8th June 2018, and in London at the Old Truman Brewery as part of CLAY collective. This included a miniature 3D wooden model created as an interpretation of my childhood bedroom (also photographed), and an eMac showing a short film of environments I created on a program called 'Active Worlds' between the ages of 9 and 13 (see film below).