Facing the Wall
9 - 11 March 2019
pop up exhibition - Gillan Gallery, Blenheim
Duck Diving 2018
These works playfully explore my thoughts about perspective, perception, opportunity, experience, reality, spirituality, meta physics, quantum physics and document my evolving philosophy.
Basically, these works hold my big thoughts about life. They are part of an ongoing series of images I have been working on for almost a year.
I was travelling in Europe and Morocco for almost two and a half years from 2016, living in a camper van and working using my camera and computer. The mask in these images is an antique Japanese Noh-Drama mask which is resident in the camper van. She was a gift to my friend from his grandmother Yvonne who had visited Kyoto with her husband Leon Rosenfeld. Yvonne was an astrophysicist and Leon one of the pioneers of quantum theory. Two days before the opening of this exhibition I was curious to see what “the Google” could tell me about the mask and was astounded to read:
“Noh is often based on tales from traditional literature with a supernatural being transformed into human form as a hero narrating a story.” Which resonates true with my thinking and reinforces my expression within the work.