The World of Repair – forming arrangements in relation to what is free

I am currently situated in the Seto Inland Sea, on an island named Utsumi, in Japan. Living in a traditional 100 year old wooden Japanese house, that I am slowly renovating, surrounded by a calm body of water, I am influenced by what I can freely obtain. Rather than being defined by a particular medium, I locate resources that are openly available and contain a sense of value. My process considers objects, moments and sites with the Japanese notion of ‘mono no aware’ or ‘the pathos of things’. I am observing nature, it’s cycles and the way it wears us down. Ultimately, I see my work as contemplative, I form arrangements (like islands; islands within islands) while reflecting on our human condition through the actions of salvaging, rearranging and reconsidering.

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