Shelley McDermott's images were predominantly recorded using a polaroid camera and mobile phone, and depict her animals, landscape, home, and immediate surroundings. In particular, the image of horse and dog can be seen repeatedly. These animals are totem animals for the artist, with the dog signifying loyalty, protection and guidance; and the horse symbolising freedom, power and grace. These animals are also avatars for the artist, another method of representing self within the images.
The images in the exhibition depict a personal journey of introspection, discovering the hidden beauty that can be found in the everyday, and unveiling the hidden comfort of melancholy and finding balance and meaning.