Fusing the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and form, l use light, as both medium and a time reference. We wake and sleep to the rhythm of time and light. It is the basis of existence. Directing routine and our daily rituals. Time is a constant yet not an infinite resource. Exploring the value of time within everyday context, l use an act of spontaneity to acknowledge action and decision. Capturing this moment in the present, enables it to be extended into the future, to become part of the past. Highlighting the fragility of our presence, while archiving existence. Acknowledging time is not an infinite resource, instead however, a precious commodity to be cherished.
"Taking inspiration from Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing 'Ice Watch' works (Copenhagen 2014 and London 2018) the ephemeral act of spontaneous mark making becomes past, in our future, when archived in paint. The mark, identifies our present actions and speaks to their potential longevity. Time is a constant yet not an infinite resource. Our actions today impact beyond our now.
Manaaki whenua. Manaaki taangata. Haere whakamua
(Care for our land. Care for our people. So we may go forward)" Larisse Hall