All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience. – Henry Miller
BLURB FOR PUBLICATION – DESHNA
Performance (series), Traces (several) 29.7 x 420 cm
Spontaneity is associated with an unconscious or a sub-conscious state. The consciousness of the ‘unconscious’ is an imperative for being a witness to the act of spontaneity. The awareness of being spontaneous takes away the spontaneity from the spontaneous act. Observation ceases in the unconscious state affirming the death of the observer. Without an observer, there is no observation. Is it that the observation creates the observer or does the observation emanate from the observer? Who or which comes first?
The nuances of these complexities surface in my (conscious) practice seeking for an answer, more often than not, only culminating into more questions. This pursuit led to the exploration of quantum physics and eastern mysticism expressed metaphorically through an ‘act’ive performance and passive ‘left-behind’ traces, suggesting the existence of alternate realities.
….what quantum mechanics says is that nothing is real and that we cannot say anything about what things are doing when we are not looking at them. Nothing is real unless it is observed… and we have to accept that the very act of observing a thing changed it. – John Gribbon
Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know. – Lao Tzu
INSPIRATIONAL: GORBET DESIGN INC
The 20-foot high adapted Obelisk form links the museum’s heritage to its dynamic new architecture.
Client: Royal Ontario Museum Governors
Design, Software: Gorbet Design, Inc.
Graphic Design: Sheila Farragher
Chronos & Kairos is a suspended robotic sculpture that juxtaposes Chronos, time as a measured quantity, with Kairos, momentary, suspended time.
Sixty-five kinetic “nodes” are suspended in a curved grid below the gate area ceiling. The hanging nodes are each composed of two graceful metal arcs that rotate around each other in midair, manipulated with a visible pulley system. Linked with a “Jacob’s Ladder” fabric hinge, the arcs maintain a mysterious physical connection as they rotate. This mesmerizing motion is multiplied by choreographed patterns moving across the nodes.
Courtesy of Nature is an environmentally responsive light sculpture installed in San José International Airport’s Terminal B. It evokes the natural feeling of dappled sunlight through trees, within the rectilinear forms of the airport concourse columns. Courtesy of Nature suggests a window into an alternate reality and poses a juxtaposition of nature and technology.