Salt of the Earth – Political Being or Free to Choose?

Recently I have been making images, taking my local surroundings as a starting point.

I began thinking of that which is taken from the earth, though I must point out that it is not ecology nor geology, spiritualism nor religion that interests me, rather their use as metaphor for the self.

I was recently asked if I consider people political beings or if they are free spirits. I am not going to voice my opinion just yet, however this notion has struck somewhat of a chord and has opened up a very interesting line of enquiry to my practice.

To date I have been working with two motifs – the first, an image of a rock sample, reportedly taken from the surrounding area, the second a vector drawing adapted from an image of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, that I came across during my initial research. The links to this and a wiki explanation of the Tree of Life concepts are included below.

Untitled-3

Screenshot at Aug 07 15-35-52

Screenshot at Aug 07 16-42-50

Screenshot at Aug 07 16-43-44

Screenshot at Aug 07 16-44-40

Untitled-4_5

http://www.davidfurlong.co.uk/malvernhillstree.
htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_life#Kabbalah

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s