2014 Found in Translation
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Found in Translation is a continuation of my interest in parallels between the material processes that govern image evolution and the elements that shape environments. In the earlier series titled Randoms (2013), I mobilise the alluvial qualities of watercolours to simultaneously evoke vast and miniscule spaces and details within. The works evoke many possibilities such as the effects of water or wind erosion, cloud shadows or charcoal deposits. In the more recent series titled Sequences (2014), I attempt to diminish this propensity by means of a strict patterning device based on a geometric sequence and in one instance a Fibonacci sequence. Further constants within the pattern are the unstable disc form, the tiny void in each disc and the simple colour palette. The tiny void is intended as a question mark, disrupting or intervening in the formation of associations with the visible world.
Variables occur throughout Sequences as a result of errors or miss-steps. By repeating, expanding and translating iterations of a sequence, certain qualities fall away while new curiosities emerge.
I am particularly engrossed in the interplay of random elements on physical forces, and this method of generating aleatory or unplanned conjunctions provides a dynamic source of open-ended exploration.