The photographic image tries to represent our essence as best it can. But it is always doomed to fail for one instant in a trillion instants can not represent it all. We age, we change and what remains the same can never be seen. Behind flickering eyes and beaming smiles our essence lays dormant. At 42 I’m still pondering what might be, could be and what is. Obscured and directionless I face away, extracted from my daily life is where I’m happiest.
Puddled State was selected for the National Photography Portrait Prize 2009 and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. The subsequent touring exhibition went to: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery; Redland Art Gallery; Noosa Regional Gallery; Gladstone Regional Gallery; and QUT Art Museum.
It was published in Photofile #87, August-November 2009.
Puddled State, 2009
Pigment print on cotton rag
22.5 x 30 cm