Invoke / Momentum is my attempt to create a series of abstract images to articulate my thoughts and feelings on the state of our relationship with nature. That relationship has been one-sided for too long and it is time we pay attention and observe what nature is telling us.
The creation of Invoke/Momentum spanned 8 years from 2008, when the first image was created, to 2016, the last. The title itself -Invoke/Momentum - is a call to us, our hearts. A fervent call to alert ourselves that we have not been listening. To invoke our sense of humility and to encourage us to learn the lessons being taught but never paid attention to.
The ecosystem is multi-layered. The surface glistens and draws our attention, yet it hides another world. Focus on the surface and it tells one story, focus on what's beyond the surface and an epic unfolds.
We need to transition from the darkness of our deeds to the light of our wisdom. The transition is never smooth because we argue amongst ourselves. The borders of transition is vulnerable. We must persevere.
Is there any other way of getting things done?
Some marine life has found a way to overcome life's challenges together. The delicate dancing patterns reveals their ability to adapt. They must be having so much fun riding the waves, avoiding the predator, finding a home to rest, together.
The texture of the seabed, the reactive properties of the surface and the complementary actors come together to tell us that we need more grace in our treatment of this delicate environment.
Nature is wild. Wild is Nature. Wild connotes an uncultured meaning to some but to me it means an unadulterated condition. Wild is a state to strive for because only in wilderness are we in harmony with our fellow beings. We are but one of many.
The uniform, the patterns, the leader, a disciplined approach - all aspects of a troop.
Like in a choir, the harmonies, the move of the baton a quiver before the beat, the accent and the pause.
Are we truly listening?
Synchronicity is a concept and a tune. They dance to the tune. We conceptualise it.
Shall we go or shall we wait?