Experiencing falling as an idea and action: Leaving the
Berlin studio; one of those stairways in Berlin that gets full light for an
hour a day. The cold cement, my butt, my wrist. I fall. After picking myself up
from the stairs, I realised I was interested in falling, thinking about it and
reframing my view of it. Cycles of impermanence.
The falling motif informed the forms, notes and subsequent titles of the works
in this show. Waterfalls and leaves influence abstract drawings and
watercolours, from which three-dimensional steam bent canvases are made.
Elements are moved, attached, removed, painted and coupled. As I work on these
paintings, I also work on the parts of my life that are falling. A list of Notes
on Falling, accompanies the show. The allegorical nature of the notes
provides an entry point to the paintings, the titles of which are derived from these
notes. Although the notes and paintings exist side by side, it is intended that
they complement each other.
They are composed of small moments to remind me of my place in the natural
environment and in time.
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