There is nothing like a deadline to make you finish work. The never ending question of whether something is complete has to be put to one side. Decisions have to be made!
'What Lies Beneath' will be new work for this years Turn the Page. I feel the cylindrical shape is suggestive of scientific core samples used by geologists. By examining 'what lies beneath' scientists can identify the numerous elements stored in rock, ice and earth. They also reveal the ancient history of the planet.
I have used this as a reference point and particularly like the ambiguousness of the title - it can refer to the practical and everyday as well as the mired emotions that we all experience. Familiar themes regarding the Arctic are explored alongside 'fiery' aspects of earths molten core.
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.