Lostness, Uncertainty, Disempowerment, Precarity and Fragility.
I am exploring ideas of apprehension in the current ecological crisis and global political chaos. The vulnerability of humanity exacerbated by the abuse and violation of earth’s resources, and the recognition of the interconnectivity of all living organisms, while acknowledging impermanence, Anicca.
My ideas are reflected in cold, hard metals, fragile sharp glass, and degradable papers: materials that decay and atrophy with time, waste materials that have been discarded, abandoned. Creating a dialogue between the natural world; the living breathing organism and the man-made; a symbiosis, an antibiosis.
II Front and Back
Symbiosis I, II, III, IV, V
The panels of the screens are lightly welded, held together by a thread. The organic in transformation, communicating with the unstable man-made in turn influenced by the elements, and the seasons. An exchange takes place through corrosion and decay. Tension between the decaying materials and attempts to manipulate by holding back areas with tape, adding water at varying temperatures and acidity, leaves an indeterminate result suggesting an inability to control nature. Variations in colour and depth of patination exposes seasonal differences, cycles that reveal matter in transformation. Rich tones resembling the colours of pollutants, and a form decided by nature and the elements, in the printed outlines of the source material. There is a sense of transience and impermanence posing questions on the transitional nature of life, and a cycle of change.
Corten steel panel, organic matter 68x15cms(SOLD)
steel welded cubes 18cm and 5cm, 18cm base
Shards are a response to desolate wastelands: homage to landscapes made barren by human detritus in a place no longer useful.
Steel totems, artefacts to antiquity, heavy and rigid, with acutely sharp edges suggesting intransigence. Lines and marks on their surface, created from interaction with each other in the elements, in antibiosis. Scars on the surface. Solid and sharp yet holding a delicacy and vulnerability.
When separated a sense of ‘lostness’ in contradiction of the status quo. Small metal squares cling like limpets to the surface, others lean precariously on each other: the tenuousness of the human condition.
Heights from 180cm to 30cm width from 15 cm to 60cm
SCHADEN I,II, III, IV, V., PERFORATED STEEL CUBE, : Corten steel, organic matter, CORRUGATED STEEL PANEL: mild steel
SCHADE V 38x20x12 (SOLD) CORRUGATED PANEL
Corten Steel, Organic Matter, 81x31x21cms
SCHADE II : 150x50x23cm : Corten steel and Organic Matter
SCHADE III : 127x45x16 cms ; Corten Steel, Organic Matter
CUBE : Perforated steel : 11cm
steel, organic matter 95x50x25cms, square floater 9x9cm steel