The Merging of Elements
In the creative process, the connectivity of parts, be it 2, 3 or more parts, make a new element.
The new element contains a “whole” and the whole is of a new order. For example in the mixing of 2 songs together, which without the intension of merging are 2 separate parts and in the process of mixing the 2 or more elements together, makes a “whole” out of of a gap or void or (hole).
In using random or supposed random techniques such as double or triple exposers with an analogue camera, a collection of parts (many parts of points in time and space) the result is a collaboration of closing the gaps into the “3rd element” which is a collective and symbiotic new form.
There is an infinite process operating in the sense of placing 2 or more elements together.
For example, a mineral found only in one part of the world is mined for a singular application, this mineral has never been exposed or merged with another mineral which can only be found in another part of the world and so on.
If these 2 or more minerals were placed together and left to merge over many years or in the process of synthesis a new mineral or element is made, merely by combining them. Then the process can start over again. So infact the creation of the new never ceases.
When initiating the process of making an image the same process is apparent, because it is in the closing of the gap (hole) or (void) that give’s new life. It is a birth.
The content is chosen and not random, for example the camera or pencil or paint or sound, etc.. carries the intension of the mind, which holds memories, It is these memories that makes us who we are?, or is there more that surpasses mere memories?. Is this where creation exists?
To make, is to let go and accept the combined and developed new, constructed from the found (or already existing).
In the process of layering images, I seek a non linear narrative.
In the layered acetate images are fragments of the whole, or complete.
Bringing together parts can be seen as a cross pollination using sections of the internal dialogue mirrored in the external state of reality. Reality then becomes internal & external. In this process a bond between mind and matter is cultivated into a state of arrival.
In the state of arrival an erasure of language and thought surmise a new order of seeing.
It is a conjecture if interpreted on a single level. I seek to let myself be “not knowing” meaning and prefer to seek a shifting state of the contentless.
Though in saying this, there is chosen content, there is choice, there is conclusion, otherwise a constant state of being bewildered ensues. So the ultimate state of trying to comprehend an image, lies in letting go of comparison or thinking that there is a conclusion.
This is a process of thought and the mechanics of why, what and where. All being void when the mind ceases.