SEE FLOWERS IN HELL 2021
See Flowers In Hell is a body of work that is an expression of time. But with a longing to understand beyond it.
I had been thinking about this longing to make sense of things and how it is always caught up in time. Each of us, a point of reference under the sun with our own shadow of the past and future. Things gather, connect, break, blossom, wither and occasionally lead to glimpses of understanding. A moment of being totally present in truth. So brief that if you question it, you are again caught up in time.
One night, I googled Time and came across an article written about Albert Einstein by Philosopher Rudolf Carnap in which he wrote:
“Einstein said the problem of the Now worried him seriously. He explained that the experience of the Now means something special for man, something essentially different from the past and the future, but that this important difference does not and cannot occur within physics. That this experience cannot be grasped by science seemed to him a matter of painful but inevitable resignation. So he concluded ‘that there is something essential about the Now which is just outside the realm of science.”
Or perhaps outside of time? Like the sensation of eyes touching and what we are seeing, touching right back. In an instant. No distance, just an immediate sense that has never needed thought, time or even eyes to be understood.
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Please find below
32 photographs – Taken on walks around where I live & of the body. A couple of photographs of the body were failed images taken before the project but then altered to find new meanings.
Some photographs are painted over with archival pigment inks, spray paint or markers. Please note, each edition will vary slightly in results.
8 Poems. Displayed here as mono & hand typed.
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