The Biolith Series
This body of work consists of three main projects: Pandora (a force of entropy that resides perhaps outside of any moral or ethical consideration), Red Green Heart (embodying idea that within the unformed is the seed of harmony with the environment) and finally, Jaw/Chevrons (bolder forms which assume taker/mover roles of control and power) explores the subtle relationship between obsberved realities of nature and the social construct of form i.e. the island, the myth and the symoblic forms of vessels or grids. It takes from the definition of the biolith the idea that such forms may be living (as characterised by islands or seed-shapes). These works also invite discussion around object-oriented ontology and hyperobjects-physical entities which transcend specific space and time. The method of construction however were informed by my interest in constructivism as well as a more intuitive process of play upon making and construction itself-a method of drawing in three dimensional space using MIG welding and for smaller pieces, soldering.
The mythical, the metaphysical and the physical world are all referenced in these pieces and nicely summed up by the following quote:
Material culture provides in sum a picture of what human beings are capable of making. This seemingsly limitless view is bounded by self inflicted harm whether occurring innocently, by intent, or by accident.
Nature might be a better guide, if we understand our own labours as part of its being.
Richard Sennett, the Craftsman