INSERT ART HERE: Degree Show (2018)
“The reader should be carried forward, not merely or chiefly by the mechanical impulse of curiosity, or by a restless desire to arrive at the final solution; but by the pleasurable activity of mind excited by the attractions of the journey itself.”
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) poet, critic & philosopher.
My work is a thoughtful pause. Using the garden as studio and life as material, I collect and recycle moments and artefacts encountered through my experiences within the garden; making the decision to reject perfection, and instead explore the overlooked, unnoticed and undervalued.
I am inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi; the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. I work in a playful and spontaneous manner, allowing my work to grow rhizomatically from moments of pensive fiddling, existing as evidence of the journey; assemblages in flux that await new fragments.
Art | Sun | Sundance | Garden moments
Alternative document | Drawing | Relinquished control | Time
Drawing created over time outside in the garden. Weathered, Rusted, Eaten and Sunbleached.
Site specific installation of the alternative documentation created from and with the garden process