Sunday, 13 February 2011
“What Still Remains”
for “Time Pieces”
Peter Scott Gallery,
Lancaster University 2011
In my work the human/mechanical/man-made interaction with nature is
explored using a variety of materials & conditions to represent the aesthetic
of living within the ceaseless cyclical flux of the natural world.
In this particular piece I have taken my process a step further to include
the intervention of nature itself & giving it free roam within the fabric of a
once recognised cohesive order.
Metaphorically changed materials which have been exposed to a slowly
weaved chaos of chemical reaction, sedimentation & evaporation giving
way to a gradual physical semblance of memory being broken and revealed.
The eroding & decaying effects of wind, sun, rain and time then echo in
the weathered, pitted and stained surfaces to produce the unknowable
transformations & new associations.
Once the work had harnessed the aesthetic beauty of its surroundings,
the continuance of memory was frozen & preserved in an entropic framework
of modern fossilisation.
Displaying a time-line of nature’s hostile edge, what emerges is a landscape
vibrating with what still remains.
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