About Ashley Cook
Ashley Cook writes: "My work tends to be quite intimate, and is informed by emotional responses to the myriad experiences, pleasant and unpleasant, which life throws our way. Sometimes I think my practice is a way of helping me to process these feelings. The images usually have a suggested narrative often with an ironic undertone. The titles are of equal importance to the image. Often a title is the starting point for my work. Colour is another important component in the work - I use strong colour expressively to set a mood. I use a combination of my own photography and found images. They form a personal and archetypal iconography which I use repeatedly, manipulating the images and changing their context from one print to the next.."
I Used to Think that the World was Going to Open Up Like a Big Sun for Me 
Donated by the Hughson Gallery 2000
Finding Your Place in This World 
Donated by the Hughson Gallery 2004