Scenario  1

Medium: Acrylic, cardboard, gold leaf, LED light and circuitry, papier-mâché, modelling materials.Size: 16x36x28 cm.

Date: 2020

“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.” Rebecca Solnit.

Part of a loose triptych of landscapes (see also Scenario 2 and Scenario 3). In darkness, an outbuilding lies subsumed by a collapsed slag heap. Inside, a shining light elicits further questions.

A piece (and series) exploring the desire to create narrative when presented with unfamiliar scenes and situations. Mitigating the intense uncertainty of places.

Derived from a, seemingly abandoned, factory from childhood I would see from the back seat of the car. Completely dilapidated, yet each night there was an ever present light within; whether occupied or not remains an intoxicating uncertainty.

Here though, the light is both MacGuffin and diversion. Whilst the imagined goings on within is more exciting than reality, it also distracts us from the dark surrounds - the even greater unknown.