Monday, 15 March 2010
applying for jobs and opportunities usually involves writing a statement - thought that I would post the latest one -
my practice in general explores the idea of the book; specifically this body of work is an exploration of ideas around a sense of place.
The book as a symbol of power and knowledge can be a vehicle to communicate directly; it is a form that is understood in these terms but repositioning its context and purpose challenges these very notions. The work becomes a question rather than an answer, a collaboration between maker and reader/viewer. The practical aspects of the book form, of disseminating information; of making things clearer is an interesting idea to question.
The sculptural forms are derived from and examine the book form. The work explores the idea of form as a content and manipulation as the narrative.
The work positions itself conceptually and physically between and within the idea of both sculpture and book. The hybrid nature of the work finds its roots in both forms – exploring and challenging both genres.
The idea of a sense of place comes from stillness and silence, a reflective experience of taking time to look, listen and consider the spaces I find myself in and my connection to them. The immediate landscape around my house and the walks I undertake provide a starting point for the work, the unseen and the seen have equal worth when making the work.