The body as the unconscious. The body as mind. Landscape as the body. The mind as landscape. The dissolution of the self in the breakdown of inside/outside. The skin as conceptual membrane. Pain as knowledge. Pain as beauty. Satisfaction as stupification (as catatonia). The mortification of the appetites.
-Bill Viola, note, 1 January 1987
Is a circle an object of confinement or is normality an idea to separate oneself to live.
- Bradley Paul Andrews
Distance and nearness are attributes of bodies. The journeyings of spirits are after another sort. You journeyed from the embryo state to rationality without footsteps or stages or change of place. The journey of the soul involves not time and place. And my body learnt from the soul its mode of journeying. Now my body has renounced the bodily mode of journeying. It journeys secretly and without form, though under a form.
- Jallaludin Rumi, The Masnavi (Reasons for knocking at an Empty House, London 1995)
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
For the past few weeks I have been attempting to create a frame to support the structure of my final piece, which will help towards installing the piece at a 45-degree angle during my final show. I have been ask … Continue reading
As my practice has not needed the use of spraying any type of material before I seemed to be quite inexperienced with the techniques used as well as the correct drying times. So I thought it would be a good … Continue reading
Whilst I was completing my show proposal I came up with an idea to create three large copper plates, which would be engraved upon with the process of mandala. This was explained and questioned upon a few posts back. Due … Continue reading
For the past few months I have spent some time in the print-room developing my practice and really coming to terms with the progression that I have made in both screen-printing and etching. I started to take my simplistic geometric … Continue reading
At this point in time I started to question about the video that would be projected onto the copper plates. I wanted to portray a conclusion of my academic journey and somewhat create a fusion of work that questions our … Continue reading