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. My interest in memory is the makings of the complexities of a souvenir.
The moments captured with an object that creates a personal language. For me
being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds
making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront
the real world, curated by movement of life that allows the work to be
witnessed in challenging surroundings. 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).

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