Description of artwork
I am interested in how one’s subconscious imagination integrates with one’s reality as confusion in distinguishing cognitive function occurs. In ‘Cloud-spotting 11:11’, I uncover my own deepest moments of confusion between existential thought and reality. In order to rationalise between worlds, I have created a structured, order-like ritual to diverge thought. Focusing on tangible living objects and ridged times, I am able to transform thought into a physical keeper of time, like other aggregates in concrete.
My interest in printmaking opposes the new age and speed in which craftsmanship has evolved into mass produced trade, achieved globally. In contradiction I capture the essence of temporal life in a more personalised way with many hours of handcrafted detail.
I feel the essence of life becomes something more than structures and buildings, but rather communicating the feeling aspect of consciousness. My marks are heavily integrated with no specific focal point, allowing the viewer to get lost in time, perception and create their own subject matter in the ambiguous marks. The denseness spread across my work serves as a metaphor for the fragility of life and its large magnitude.
In my attempt to capture a fragment of life, I transformed the function of concrete with print-like qualities, the surface acting as fossilised moments derived from an intangible thought.