Set in a wild, indeterminate landscape, Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes explores questions of time and place layered against a backdrop of geological deep time. The work threads between a post-industrial landscape, the shores of a tidal beach and a working granite quarry.
Pitching the objectification of landscape against subjective, sensuous encounter, the images invite engagement beyond their surface aesthetics. Instead they propose a world that imagines what might lie beyond the accepted norms of human perception, a world in which objects are realised in themselves, not just in relation to the human experiencing them.
This work is as much a picturing of our nested relationship with the earth as it is a conjuring of the clash of time embodied in the man altered landscape and a primal space. Mostly, however, it is a meditation and a love song.
(Title of the work inspired by a collection of poems by Charles Simic)
Giclée prints on Hanhnemüle Fine Art Pearl, various sizes, mounted in bespoke tray frames with Tudor Oak Wax stain and Strong White stain, matte hand waxed finish
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Somewhere among us a stone is taking notes, 2018