Human stratum is a photographic self-portrait. I have interlaced two images: my face, and a jasmine vine from my garden, to create an image that prompts my contemplation of my evolving relationship with nature. As a child my natural environment was a means of exploration and play. As an adult, I have found an otherworld power hidden in nature’s colours, shapes, and textures. Creating and looking at Human stratum, where nature is in and on my skin, helps me transcend, and consider my cycle of life in these unprecedented times.
Flynn creates self-portraits that evoke thoughts and feelings of transcendence and the sublime. She utilises juxtaposition and layering of imagery to produce meaning. Flynn’s printmaking process includes both new and traditional methods.