This interactive project explores Wellbeing, Environment & Connectivity issues. The project looks at how visual language can make collective connectivity.
My work sat in a quiet space within the exhibition, that allowed visitors to contemplate the piece. Afterwards, a viewer had the option to write down their reflective thoughts. Each written response was placed into a separate numbered envelope and remained anonymous. The responses were all unique. All the participants had a shared experience and could draw a connection with each other.
The project aimed to explore how visual communication can allow us to connect and share thoughts and experiences. Listed below are a selection of responses. Once read, it is possible to make a connection with a contributor. The artwork evolves from being mine to being ours, a shared experience.
On the edge of another world….
Break the surface?
I am immersed
Am I floating? In solitude
Some kind of sensation asks me to walk forward
My physical would stick my feet to the cement my mind running, wading
An echo, beckoning, beguiling, broken
There is no choice, but simply to be
Where is my focus? Is it my eyes? What am I looking at?
As I move away things are more apparent as my brain flips the image back & forth
And then I can drop ink the simple texture, briefly, but now I know what I can see
Submerged. Drowning out of water
Repetition, bleak, never-ending, mirror, diminished, clarification
Lost, longing for something dazed, confused, blurred
Close but not close enough
I love the layers, the focusing in and out
Like two worlds
It's only when I get close that the really sharp bits show
From a distance, the trees are more obvious
It’s like sinking into something
My eyes kept being drawn to the pockets of clarity and I suppose that’s what I’m trying to find in life too
I would like to thank everyone who participated.