The Quiet Stir of Circumstance 2018
Glazed ceramic, unprimed linen
The Quiet Stir of Circumstance draws from still-life in order to imagine the dinner table, its landscapes and narratives, as vessels containing miss seen, displaced, and eternal objects. The act of touch is the desire to be attentive to these everyday objects. Touch enacts subjectivity. Touch is the exploration of how we relate to common objects, materials and the world at large. That is to say, touch explores relations between self and other. On its surface, the dinner table is a stage where objects enter and leave. It is always in motion and is in opposition to the object of the table. This is embedded in the composition of The Quiet Stir of Circumstance, which has the status of one interrelation among many. In a larger sense, this tension embedded in the site of the table extends to the reality of momentary experience in a lasting world. The Quiet Stir of Circumstance investigates a compulsion for permanence, where everyday objects are containers, holding passing thoughts, moments and desires.