My project seeks to explore light as a collaborator: it is the medium which facilitates and underpins all creative practice. The conditions and qualities of light inform our perception of the visual world. I was drawn to examine natural light, particularly as we humans exist increasingly under the ubiquitous, static glare of the electric bulb.
The novelist, Markus Zusak writes: ‘People observe the colours of the day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations, with each passing moment’.
The quality of natural light fascinates me – both ephemeral and mercurial; travelling through a multitude of hues within a single moment; eluding definition yet central to the character of a place or memory.
The impact of climate change and light pollution lends urgency to this investigation – a future bereft of the olive light of the ocean or dappled amber sunshine of a forest is a frightening vista. My work attempts to document, reproduce and archive some of the complexity of this essential force.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2021/22