Where do we come from? How did we get here? Why are we here? Who am I? Who are you?
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol.1:1931-1934
‘Cosy Cosmos’ is the chapter of my art practice that was inspired looking through a microscope at a tiny drop of pond water. A wilderness of life forms appeared and I felt as if I was suspended. ‘The eyepiece of the microscope had become the porthole of my spaceship and I was travelling through an enigmatic Cosmos, sublime but cosy enough snuggled in my armchair.’ Since then I have been documenting what I had seen, pondering on questions of life and existence, dealing with glitches of memory, visual perception and communication, managing aided viewing tools and pitfalls of art history.
A selection of these works culminated in ‘Welcome to Cosy Cosmos’ shown at the Whangarei Art Museum from 12th December 2016 – 19th February 2017.