My art practice is about

paying attention to systematic confusion

 

systematic confusion

1, a paradox, or unity of opposites.  2, a process of building or arranging disregarded material into something regarded, regarding the disregarded. 

3, operations of displacement, replacement. 4, noticing the unnoticeable. 5, finding the unusual in the familiar.

They say there are 2 sides to every coin

but actually there are 3 sides.

 

Temporary / permanent, arrival / departure, ephemeral / unending; these concepts of opposites exist to tell us of the human experience that cannot be easily explained. These states of paradox share liminal overlaps of transition from one state to another, creating a grey area that is hard to define, betwixt and between. My current ongoing body of work No Where Now Here examines the concept of liminality in relation to pressing contemporary issues of climate change, the environment, isolation and identity.

 

Filling the void, adapting to the new, at the edge of disappearance, a rediscovery of spaces, spatial impermanence, uprooted, unfixed and unstable, caught between states of perpetual navigation, no where – now here.

 

Systematic Confusion

Photograph taken outside my studio window after the rain

 

2007