Going nowhere I belong, Cairngorms National Park/UK
Excerpt from artist statement
1.Maggie Nelson writes: keep in mind the effects of all the various surfaces, volumes, light-sources, expanses, degrees of solidity, solubility, temperature, elasticity, of color. Think of an object's capacity to emit, reflect, absorb, transmit, or scatter light. Is your blue sofa still blue when you stumble past it on your way to the kitchen in the middle of the night; is it still blue if you don't get up, and no one enters the room?
2.The same when we come home from a party and you ask me if I liked the evening. I realize that your experience differs in every way from mine even to the point that I start to wonder if we were in the same room. Result of an incapability: I cannot say something certain about reality except talking about my relation to it, which is shaped by uncertainty, haziness. That doesn‘t explain the work, rather, it is the reason to start something. Uncertainty as a cornerstone of perception. But how do you represent something which you haven‘t yet seen?
3.Well, try new work. Thinking of puddles makes me calm. This small accumulation of liquid on a surface. Formed by surface tension. Forced by gravity. Try to think about what color a puddle has. In medieval times they loved to tell the story of someone who drowned in one.