Experiments

I have been working on a series of drawing called Februalia during the month of February. They are medium size drawings on paper, using black & gold pens featuring a combination of crystals and animals; a rabbit-crystal, ant-crystal, woman-crystal, cock-crystal, etc… Their geometries and facets are decorated with contrasting patterns in both colours, that create a playful alignment.

These hybrid drawings symbolise our interconnectivity. We – as in people, animals, rocks, land, air, water, fire, etc.. – are all made of similar chemical elements, just organised differently. These drawings challenge our vision of the world as “them versus us”, “organic versus inert”, and hope to shift the way we think in binary terms about nature and ultimately modify the cultural consciousness.

In the period of research of this residency, I would like to explore these ideas in sculptural form and increase the online accessibility to the new works… and will be bringing my thinking, my mixing and my cooking in the workshop. It’s all work in progress…

First things first.
Let’s get some rocks and play…
Soap & Rocks, soft and hard,
One I can carve easily, the other I can build…
They don’t like each other, they don’t want to stay together.
One is slippery, the other dusty…
One embraces, the other wants to be embraced
One dissolves, the other NOT