…ever since ‘Convergence & Space’ I had a strong inclination to explore shadows, it’s origin and visual possibilities. Paul Grellier and myself had planned for a residency in the Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean to explore exactly this theme, unavailability of arts council funding for this project at this stage is giving us/ me the opportunity to rethink. I am spending my time trying to grasp a glimpse of light, projections of light and matter, the movement it can show…layers of transparency. I am beginning to see that light and shadows are complex, overlap into other related areas…reflections, projections, refraction& Snell’s law. Where was I during my physics lessons?! Probably looking out of a window watching the shadows created by swaying trees in the sunlight, some things never change! Now the question for me is, what material can aid me to visually bring certain qualities, can it be done through drawing with graphite or is it’s ability to reflect light confusing?

light/shadow projection 1, June 2014

light/shadow projection 1, June 2014