Identify and eliminate
all that which obstructs progression towards a successful
sculpture. A preliminary task, but equally, permanent
and irreversible. Vigilance in the approach is essential,
as is a rigorous application. As automatic, pre-conditioned
attitudes surface, each in their turn has to be rapidly
recognised and eliminated.
And then, there are words…
If they are not considered in all their importance,
they render all work impossible. Infiltrating, initially
unheard, into the reflective world of thought and quickly
overcrowding it. One sole possibility exists to preserve
them without corrupting meaning: Harvest them, and give
them material, visual form; scatter them across the
pages of a rough note-book.
Piling the dead wood to let the two volumes constituting
the sculpture appear was made possible through the combined
movement created between the unstructured stroll which
yielded the materials themselves, and the parallel collection
and tipping out of the pile of words.
Project realized in 2001