On Shadows

My approach has been to create a sense of dislocation between the Shadow and the Landscape, between an object’s Shadow and the Space it inhabits. The Shadows in this new body of work should be seen as phenomena, albeit transient in their own right, as there is nothing consistent in the way we see Shadows, or the relationship of the Shadow to it’s environment. As Shadow length and shape will change over the day or time of year.
There is nothing consistent in the Shadow in relation to it’s density, as it’s darkness is predicated on a multitude of factors such as humidity, cloud cover and altitude, nor even to its colour. Not to mention light or shade from any nearby objects.

‘Only the painter is entitled to look at everything without being obliged to appraise what he sees’. Merleau-Ponty.

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