From a mixed media series, ‘What Remains’, incorporating found objects and organic materials into a concrete/sand/plaster base. The Anthropocene -a geological epoch characterized by human influence on the planet – is on my mind, and how the marks of this new epoch will remain in the geological layers long after the cities have disappeared.
My work is influenced by the concept of Wabi-Sabi, an ancient Japanese aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism.
“Wabi sabi is the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete, the antithesis of our classical Western notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring, and monumental.” – Leonard Koren, author of “Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers Esoterica: In decay and transformation is hope.
This series of work will be on display in Kings Road Yard at our open studio days in October.