2011

Forming Enclosure

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Winter 2011

Oil, light, lambda c-print from dye destruction print

203 x 157.5 cm / 80 x 62 " (framed)

 

 

I feel part of this human layering, of lives lived, traces left, from the repeated walks and unfolding series of pictures that I make. I return to the same places. I have perhaps 6 –10 walks that I repeat 3 or 4 times each month; I return to these places exposing myself to the possibility that something will happen there. There’s something I’m searching for and trying to discover. If I organize my life around these walks, there is a possibility that I might find this. My ideas and thinking are illuminated by the thoughts of other people, conversations, things I read or listen to. I feel I am walking with these ideas, yet also retaining a mind open enough to allow the unexpected to occur. As I walk on the moor I’m trying to connect to a much deeper sense of time and values than those that pre-occupy 21st century life. I hope that the pictures I make connect to a place which has a deep sense of time, reaching back a long way, but also looking forward to a time which is yet to come. I’m looking for a breakthrough point from which a new kind of picture may appear. This often occurs through seasonal change. For example in December, the sun rises at 8.20 and this coincides with low night temperatures, ice and frost. The low raking light strikes an object on the land’s silvered surface, and throws a shadow line revealing things which have lain hidden for 6 months or more, and you see anew.

 

HOME Dartmoor by Garry Fabian Miller. Filtow 2012.

 

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Forming Enclosure

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Winter 2011

Oil, light, lambda c-print from dye destruction print

203 x 157.5 cm / 80 x 62 " (framed)

 

 

Installation from the exhibition HOME at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, 29 March - 24 June 2012.

 

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