Fugitive Essence


I am concerned with making things visible that are not normally seen by the human eye such as minerals found in Cornish spring water and geothermal waters from Bath and Iceland. To pin down and reframe these elusive substances, I record field sounds, use long exposure photography and collect samples of waters and rock. This exploration is my attempt to capture what I have named the quest for fugitive essence.

Untitled, Drugs trolley, pearlescent paint, metal hemisphere, arduino, ultrasound sensors, table tennis balls, Perspex, wire, usb lead, 60 cm x 40 cm x 120 cm (dimensions variable). (Images 1,2,3,4,6)

Untitled, Deregulated hospital electrical switch plate, mdf, aluminium, macbook pro/pure data information program and sound mix, amplifiers, transformers, usb cable, speakers, brackets, wires, 60 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. (Images 2,3,5)

Goonhilly, digital print, aluminium, 80 cm x 58 cm. (Image 7)

Iska: SnO2, Xray light box, digital image, mineral coated acetate, 36 cm x 54 cm x 13.5 cm. (Images 2,8)

Vatn: SiO2, digital image, mineral coated acetate, 36cm x 54 cm. (Images 2,8,9)

Aqua: Ca(CO)3, digital image, mineral coated acetate, 36cm x 54 cm. (Images 2,8,10)