Darkness and Light
Darkness and Light is an evolving collaborative project about the complex fragility of the Earth. Working together with Frances Carlile and Jane Harding, but each making our own work, we aim to create a reflective and imaginative space, using sculpture, print, drawing and film. While developing the works for Darkness and Light we have developed a collaborative way of working together as critical friends. The exhibition planned as part of this project will open on 1st. July 2021 and close on 1st. August at Oriel Bledfa, Nr Knighton, Powys, LD7 1PA. http://www.bleddfacentre.org
In my work I have used darkness and light as a metaphor for the intuitive perception of similarity in dissimilarity by bringing together elements that are separate in space and time to develop ideas, and insights through re-presentation in different media.
Living Forest is a twenty minute motion graphics video meditation. It is not intended that the viewer should watch it all the way through but just as long as it holds their attention. The same way as one regard a painting or sculpture.
Motion Graphics provides a medium for the visual artist to work, in time, motion, and space. The videos use drawings, prints, still photographs and recordings collaged together to examine the theme of ‘Dark and Light’. The narrative is the living forest the images convey the interdependent nature of life and the co-dependency of living forms. The images are inspired by the many intertwined networks that exist in the forest. As well as the sprawling networks formed by the branches above ground, and the roots below there is the Wood Wide Web of mycorrhizal fungi which can link trees in shared networks both informing and feeding them. These web like networks reflect the patterns created by nerve systems and blood vessels in the body and the swirling gas, dust, stars and their solar systems that form a galaxy.