Time Place Self
We are born strong in self and purpose, immovable and sure in our existence.
Time erodes and destroys, strips away the layers of intention, certainty and function.
We blur, we lose ourselves and yet remain in place, undefined in the present and misinterpreted by the past.
Mount Stromlo Observatory housed the oldest working telescope in the southern hemisphere until it was destroyed by fire in 2003.
ow only the shells of the observatory buildings remain for the public to view; skeletons with their function gone.
Stromlo has become a metaphor for the sense of loss suffered through the passing of time.
It is the inability to retain identity and motivation which leads us to overwhelming feelings of anger and futility.
In the end what continues through life has no detail or function.
Through a combination of textured form, abstract, and narrative Time Place Self is a highly personal journey of contemplation and transformation.