Ayaka Hamatani



Tangle is a series of photographs that collectively forms an abstracted self-portrait. It represents the chaotic thoughts and emotions that swirl around inside my mind. I have focused on the compositional elements of line and space. The lines of the twisted and knotted ropes and wires are symbolic of the uncontrolled, tangled mind. The physical space used in the photographs, particularly the walls, was inspired by Roger Ballen's "Shadow Chamber" series.


Ayaka Hamatami is a young Japanese artist based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.