The duration of a slow drip, the cycle of breath and the sequential motion of a hand folding paper each mark passing moments. By observing these signs the phenomena of time may be appreciated. Time’s passage leaves the sensation of loss, which I give intention to alongside a reminder of the present. Delicacy and carefulness in the work require the viewer’s sensitivity when encountering and witnessing it, much like the demands of mind-fully observing the present moment. The tension between the materials themselves and their overtly aestheticized display demonstrates my desire for control over the uncontrollable. The uncontrollable is synonymous with the work’s continuous themes: time and its value, the body and its absence, and loss and its inevitability. The invisible is often stronger than the visible and silence can also be conversation cold lapse is a product of these observations.
photo credit: Sarah Moore