Intervention

Inkjet Prints on paper. 2019. 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm.

‘Intervention’ investigates the distance that light has traveled in just over the 8-minute journey from the surface of the sun to the near-surface of our planet. By raising your hand and blocking to light, an intervention is in effect. The photons are stopped from reaching the ground. Re-establishing a link between the individual and the cosmos, the intimate relationship between us and our sun becomes apparent and how we could be seen as taking this light for granted.

 

Everyday Billions of people walk across our planet whilst the light coming from our sun streams down into our atmosphere, basking us in warmth, nourishing life and giving us the ability to use our eyes. Yet the photons that have traveled around 93 million miles have been denied from hitting the ground by the human figure casting a shadow on the ground. ‘Intervention’ presents the viewer with a question of the space we inhabit and where we belong within the universe with this simple act of denial towards subatomic particles.

Distance 2020

Inkjet Prints on paper. 2020. 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm.

Born out of the advice about social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, 'Distance 2020' seeks to look beyond the immediate anxiety of what's happening outside our windows and instead seeks to re-affirm our relationship with an entity that could be considered very isolated.

 

While some people are getting upset about the distance we must stay apart from each other, the sun is much further from any of its own kind at 4.3 light-years. Despite this, it still provides us with life-giving warmth and light and continues to nourish our planet and our souls despite it being incredibly lonely.

Energy

Inkjet Prints on paper. 2020. 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm.

Inkjet Prints on paper. 2020. 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm.

Light

Heat

Inkjet Prints on paper. 2020. 42 x 59.4cm & 42 x 59.4cm.