Appropriation

The Maps

"Pressure And Winds “ 2018  Pressure and Winds” Layered and distorted Map makes reference and connections to Complex histories, Rituals and Movement. The work is Centred around “Ghetto” who belongs to the 12 Tribes Of Israel. He describes his dreadlocks, to be “The Force Of The Spirit”. Impressions of his locks, take over boundary lines, and move throughout the map itself. They symbolise freedom, and a long history of Rastafarian uprising, who considered it their calling to expose the corruption of the colonial system. Within the map, a single minded pursuit of the spiritual is present, linking to the ancient Hindu beliefs, and the male cosmic energy of Shiva.  Figures resemble dance, movement, and stillness, in this constant strive to expand, and a longing to be boundless. The work investigates balance in such a tangled world, full of trials and tribulations. It is a celebration of such faith in the self, to stay grounded and embrace certain realities.

"Pressure And Winds “ 2018

Pressure and Winds” Layered and distorted Map makes reference and connections to Complex histories, Rituals and Movement. The work is Centred around “Ghetto” who belongs to the 12 Tribes Of Israel. He describes his dreadlocks, to be “The Force Of The Spirit”. Impressions of his locks, take over boundary lines, and move throughout the map itself. They symbolise freedom, and a long history of Rastafarian uprising, who considered it their calling to expose the corruption of the colonial system. Within the map, a single minded pursuit of the spiritual is present, linking to the ancient Hindu beliefs, and the male cosmic energy of Shiva.

Figures resemble dance, movement, and stillness, in this constant strive to expand, and a longing to be boundless. The work investigates balance in such a tangled world, full of trials and tribulations. It is a celebration of such faith in the self, to stay grounded and embrace certain realities.

 
“She Floats With Boats” 2018  She Floats with Boats reflects the power struggle within Identity, Culture and History, as we navigate towards a post colonial period. The work questions cultural displacement, the movement of people, and complex layers of history. Disruption Sits alongside Creation with Careful painting Vs chaos, as the map is torn and disrupted.  The Map itself symbolised power and authority. Using such a starting point, creates a challenge to understand our journey and place on the earth, and the world itself. I connect with my viewer through the map; with it being an image of such recognition, whilst expressing my own dialect, and mysterious annotations.

“She Floats With Boats” 2018

She Floats with Boats reflects the power struggle within Identity, Culture and History, as we navigate towards a post colonial period. The work questions cultural displacement, the movement of people, and complex layers of history. Disruption Sits alongside Creation with Careful painting Vs chaos, as the map is torn and disrupted.

The Map itself symbolised power and authority. Using such a starting point, creates a challenge to understand our journey and place on the earth, and the world itself. I connect with my viewer through the map; with it being an image of such recognition, whilst expressing my own dialect, and mysterious annotations.

 
“A Thousand Plateaus “ 2018

“A Thousand Plateaus “ 2018

 
The Entire Universe, all movables and immovables, emanated from an image... the universe is an image, and an image is the universe.
— Aparajitapriccha of Bhuvanadeva (ca. 11th century)
 

Reading and Research : The Rhizome Theory | Earth Democracy, Vandana Shiva. | Midnights Children, Salman Rushdie | Ways Of Seeing, John Berger. | How To Write about Contemporary Art. | Contemporary Art and Anthropology | Relational Aesthetics. | The Book Of Symbols , Taschen | Domains of Wonder, B.N.Goswamy,Caron Smith | Inner Engineering, Sadhguru