Seren Willicombe’s practice focuses on three key themes: time, place, and familial ties. For Dyffryn y Helyg / Valley of the Willows, Willicombe reflects upon her family’s history and relationship to the Welsh landscape.
Willicombe’s family found sanctuary in the landscapes depicted in this body of work as a result of being displaced in the Second World War. Through experimental, process-led approaches to photographic image making, this body of work explores how our sense of self is shaped by our sense of belonging to place. Utilising time-based analogue processes, Willicombe is able to capture the distinctive bond her family shares with the Welsh landscape.