finger tip power

Control has many different meanings in different situations and contexts. Put simply, we all like to have control of many aspects of both our physical and mental landscape. We control the flow of water with a tap, our temptation to snack, availability to others through our phones; in all cases we are trying to tame something that is by its nature uncontrollable.

Green Switch
Collecting reference for various aspects of this project, some used for paintings others for sculpture and 3D modelling [Cat: 150557, Green Switch, 6 mp / 5312 x 2988 pixel, Digital Photography, 2017]

That is what draws me to this area of interest, especially the physical mechanical interface where there is a relationship between the importance of the function, the power of what needs to be controlled and the physical interaction needed – a switch, slider, dial or button.

Projections & Control Studies

Projections, innate and vital signs of power is a series of work clustered around the idea of manipulating power, controlling it and also making objects and signs imbued with mystical powers.

Other studies in this series are (08) SEVILLE, devotional objects in Seville’s magnificent cathedral sparked this idea; (09) MEMORY THEATRE, a store of worldly knowledge; (13) CONTROLS, dials, switches and flickering screen controlling powerful forces; (14) CIRCLE LINE, thinking about a journey without a beginning or end; (16) NORTHERN FRANCE, landscape sculpted by wind and rain; (18) GAMES, are games just metaphors for life?; (20) FILIPPO LIPPI, what did quattrocento painters want to hide?; (30) PHOENIX, the power and protection of marks and symbols; (03) TURNER (LATE), techniques of a great artist.