This piece, entitled "Weight | Lift", was inspired by my residency at Dungeness. It is a dissonant place with both great natural beauty and a difficult history of military and industrial structures which still have a complex presence there. The piece draws on the forms of the old Trinity House experimental station and combines a weighty closed form together with a lighter structure that gives a sense of lift and movement.
For me, this series of works is a deep and considered exploration of this dissonant place, attempting to work through its different elements and my responses to each before then synthesising them in some way in the finished work.
The work is hopeful on a simple level for its message that even forms of great weight can lift and move, but also on a deeper level as a modelling of 'active hope' through my technique for working with and through dissonant landscapes which are now so common and generally unresolved. This offers a process for accepting complex and contradictory meanings and using them to move forward into a more creative - and hopeful - future.