A Narrative of Things
Much of the literature concerning still life in art centres on their total lack of narrative. Still Life images are, to paraphrase, a frozen moment in time, they do not a tell a story which extends into the past nor the future.
They are only of the now.
I cannot accept that. To me, they are the opposite.
For are not still life images made of objects? And objects are narratives in and of themselves.
They are the artefacts of ours', and other's lives.
They can be the artefacts of the world's story.
So it was that when I started thinking about still life in terms of how much I was drawn to the look, the feel, the history of each object, suddenly, out of the blue, I was pulled back into my old life.
Still life is just like a diorama, or a miniature exhibition.
It is like the museum of our past, and the prediction of our future.
A Narrative of Things is an overarching thematic exploration of objects and their stories.
Each series seeks to look differently at what it is to be "an object" - and how an object's story can be told.
Formerly of Use - enter gallery
Out of Context - enter gallery
1,000 Words - enter gallery
Vase - enter gallery