WATCHING SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE DEEPLY INVESTED IN BEING DISTORTED CREATES INNER TURMOIL. ELONGATE THAT EMOTIONAL JOURNEY OVER TWO YEARS AND YOU CAN GRASP THE DEPTH OF FEELINGS THAT HELPED CREATE THIS SERIES OF SCULPTURES.
When you have vested years of effort into building something, it can be both frustrating and painful when that effort is not respected and indeed changes are made that you feel undermine some of the premises that originally built that success. We will all have experienced a period that you regret, wish had not occurred and certainly would not want to repeat. This work explores a couple of years in my life when on the surface everything appeared to be glossy, even aspirational to others, but where inwardly I was increasingly discontent yet trying hard to remain professional. There are many sides to every story and not always one clear narrative. There are also many characters involved that help to distort or layer what might at first appear to be a simple narrative. In the work below I looked to explore this period in my life. I became all too aware that tensions can be as powerful when they are internal, never mind external. My hope is that you may be able to connect and see parallels to certain events or periods in your life.