This project started after my mother sank into a deep depression. To try and turn things around I asked her to call me every evening at 7.00pm and tell me a beautiful thing seen or experienced. This became a written record, which she eventually posted to me, but the act of searching for something beautiful became something more. It started to give her a focus, a search for beauty.
I opened this idea up and asked for volunteers to record a beautiful thing each day. Each person reported a change in their awareness and day-to-day life. At the end of the project I asked the volunteers to hand in their written text, which I turned into a negative projection. Upon entering the studio each volunteer saw their words lighting up the space, they were each photographed within their words, lit up by their own beauty.