Pitch Dark (Ode to the Dark), 2019
Photo at the Sointula Window Gallery
In the “Pitch Dark” series I was inspired by darkness - the aspects of mystery and the unknown. I was also led by being in a black-out period environmentally and socially, and by the absence of darkness due to light pollution and further still, to a metaphorical turning away from the discomfort of the darkness. In this way this drawing (one of a series) stands as a beacon to the vastness of the darkness.
By capturing phenomena in a single form Time surfaces. Dried drips and spills reveal when the water was active making way for suspension and pause. It is an invitation to hold an awareness of different times: past and present, at once.
My hope is that these drawings render a sense of calmness, a sort of visual steadfast in the midst of great odds and rapid change.
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