Sunrise Erased the Blue Moon.

‘Sunrise Erased the Blue Moon’ explores the ideas of time reflecting on both its positive and negative aspects. Having looked at the family album as reference, the work builds on these relationships looking at what time has given us and what it will take from us. This transient balance is a core theme of the work. It also builds on the levels of love and compassion that have flourished over the years. ‘Sunrise Erased the Blue Moon’ is a celebration of the past but a preparation for the future. A blueprint for time. A blueprint of an angel.

My motivations are derivative from a personal place. It allows me to fuel more raw and individual experiences into the body of work. However, we all recognise the way that time causes people to come in and out of our lives ensuring that the project remains more universal. The process of creating physical remnants for a person who will not always be here is a commonly shared experience. 

Family relations are a unique situation where at the same time it’s the most universal experience and the most unique experience. It transforms the way you view everything.

“Not long ago I went on a summer walk through a smiling countryside in the company of a taciturn friend and of a young but already famous poet. The poet admired the beauty of the scene around us but felt no joy in it. He was disturbed by the thought that all this beauty was fated to extinction, that it would vanish when winter came, like all human beauty and all the beauty and splendour that men have created or may create. All that he would otherwise have loved and admired seemed to him to be shorn of its worth by the transience which was its doom.....But i did dispute the pessimistic poet’s view that the transience of what is beautiful involves any loss in its worth.
On the contrarty, an increase! Transience value is scarcity value in time, Limitation in the possibility of an enjoyment raises the value of the enjoyment. It was incomprehensible, I declared, that the thought of the transience of beauty should interfere with our joy in it. As regards the beauty of Nature, each time it is destroyed by winter it comes again next year, so that in relation to the length of our lives it can in fact be regarded as eternal.”

Strachey, J, 1914-1916, “ e standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud”, Volume XIV, Lon- don, e Hogarth Press.

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