Sarah Jones

The Garden (Mulberry Lodge) VI

1997

Medium
Photograph, colour, on paper on aluminium
Dimensions
Image: 1500 x 1500 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1999
Reference
P78251

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Like her images set in interior locations, such as dining rooms and sitting rooms, Jones's series of garden photographs highlights the artificial nature of much of the English domestic environment. Using evocative lighting and poses which suggest tension and ambivalence, Jones explores the nature of adolescence and of teenage repression, within the context of suburban living. Much of her work explores the notion of the uncanny in the everyday, or the way in which the familiar can become charged with unfamiliarity.

Gallery label, September 2004