Legra is a body of work that attempts to dive deeper into
the landscape of Leicester, to see how myths are present in our
collective consciousness and surrounding environments. The mythological
landscape has long since been within our memories, changing and flowing with
different cultures and retellings. From children, we are told stories of these
mythological beings, often monsters, to teach us about morals or to scare us
Legra was produced in spring 2020. It is comprised of a mixture of liquid photographic emulsion
and inkjet prints, drawing upon a long history of hand colouring photographs. The
prints have been painted on with watercolours, attempting to blur the lines
between the mediums and their disparate relations to mythology and reality.
Special thanks to the Record Office for Leicestershire,
Leicester and Rutland for some of the archive material used within this work.