My work is about following each piece and being intuitively
open to an unspoken dialogue that spans a breath of choices and unknown exit points.

For me being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront the real world. I see my work as an anthology of objects, each being a unique incomplete tangible question that collects personal provenance. What stimulates my work and research is the ongoing amassments of stuff I collect and own. Obsessions happen without acknowledgement and my inventory shows no boundaries to objects, just an attraction that I find it hard to explain other than: we find each-other.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Interpreting NASA data

Interpreting NASA data; my objet ‘time to shine’ exhibited in the exhibition Digital Futures at the V&A May 2013

Maker; Mark Mcleish

Title; ‘Time to Shine’

Date; 2013

Materials; Silver, Nylon, glass, sand, plastic, resin, steel, paint

I became fascinated with the data for the planet ‘55 Cancri e’ (the diamond planet). I was inspired by how the involvement of both time and heat promotes the planets identity and map its life span.

The planets year lasts for only eighteen hours and experts say the planet will not last. I wanted to create a piece of work that exploited time; creating visual notions to explosives and a tension of change.

The materials I have used all have origins with heat; the blown glass the cast silver and the thermal reaction with resin. This became important in the making process as well as echoing a connection of order and chaos.

The piece was timed to be made to completion within the diamond planets year (18 hours).