Church Series
       
     
Church Series (Right Detail)
       
     
Church Series (Far Right Detail)
       
     
Church
       
     
Black Church
       
     
Black Church (detail)
       
     
Blowup
       
     
White Church
       
     
White Church (Left Detail)
       
     
White Church (Detail)
       
     
Confession Box
       
     
Confession Box (Left Detail)
       
     
Confession Box (Peephole Detail)
       
     
Small Church (Seen Through Confession Box Peephole)
       
     
Church Series
       
     
Church Series

Left to right: White Church, Church, Black Church, Remnant Church

We see beautiful things, but we do not ask why they are beautiful. We do not see the tension between a building’s aesthetic value and its hierarchical significance in our own lives. This is the urgent narrative of my Church Series.

With Black Church I aimed to address the idea of the finished work acting as a relic of its artistic process, within this context of narrative urgency. The piece acts as a dark, and somewhat sinister reflection of Church, the work that enabled its production. Seen together, the two works demonstrate the duality of my subject – the obvious icon of beauty in the act of decay, and the relic of the process, suggestive of that icon’s real meaning.

Blowup questioned what we deem beautiful, and why we present that beauty using such entrenched materials and styles.

Church Series (Right Detail)
       
     
Church Series (Right Detail)
Church Series (Far Right Detail)
       
     
Church Series (Far Right Detail)
Church
       
     
Church

Transfer print on ink, gouache, watercolour, oil, turpentine, pastel, chalk, crayon, pencil, charcoal, wax, bleach, masking tape, and collage on paper on canvas, 1189 x 1682, 2014-15

Black Church
       
     
Black Church

Plastic tarpaulin, pencil, and masking tape on wooden canvas stretcher, 1189 x 1683 mm, 2015

Black Church (detail)
       
     
Black Church (detail)
Blowup
       
     
Blowup

CCD scan of A5 sketchbook drawing, printed on Epson Enhanced 200gsm matt paper, 1189 x 1683 mm, 2014-15

White Church
       
     
White Church

Cardboard, glue, framer’s tape, and acrylic primer, 300 x 150 x 150 mm, 2015

White Church (Left Detail)
       
     
White Church (Left Detail)
White Church (Detail)
       
     
White Church (Detail)
Confession Box
       
     
Confession Box

Plywood, stainless steel fittings, white acrylic primer, gloss paint, and LED panel, 1000 x 250 x 250 mm, 2015

Confession Box (Left Detail)
       
     
Confession Box (Left Detail)
Confession Box (Peephole Detail)
       
     
Confession Box (Peephole Detail)
Small Church (Seen Through Confession Box Peephole)
       
     
Small Church (Seen Through Confession Box Peephole)

Soft ground etching on ink, wax, crayon, and bleach on paper, 148 x 210 mm, 2014