Trauma and after, 2020

Cotton acrylic clay ceramic and jute. 2400mm x 2400mm

He says from 0 to 7 years old is the most important years,

Cotton, acrylic, hemp, needles, charcoal.

Thoughts of resilience Definition from Boris Cyrulnik, French neuropsychiatrist and ethnologist.

Resilience is the ability to withstand shocks without permanent deformation or rupture. The quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after a traumatic event.

System systems, 2020,

Shelf, ceramic, linen, cotton, whool, needles.

Thoughts on the symbioses
Element apart.
Looking carefully, introspection, forensic, excavation.
The shape informs the reason or the reason informs the shape?
Where shapelessness can exist?
Is everything responding to something else?
The outside is the inside.
The macro is microcosm.
And we are part of it.

Thoughts about entropy We are what is around us.

First, what are the elements that surround our selves, what are they? That is one of our obsessions ... or is it a necessity for survival?

We constantly strive to define the ‘other’, the external to us, to generate sense and to run from the unknown. The fears, these fears. Defining our environment is to define ourselves. To do so we constantly repeat the following : we look, we divide in order to isolate, then we can locate and therefore define...whatever it is. Eureka, now we are safe, and in response we can anchor ourselves and others.

Time shapes this process. As time passes, it undermines, erodes, dissolves the boundaries of the previously defined elements. And we are back to defining it again, so we look, divide, isolate, locate, define.

One element divided in two gives two elements to divide, n’est-ce pas. The whole process has a hint of pointlessness. Pointless in the time wasted on a recurrent thinking process. But inevitable because to define is to define ourselves and therefore to BE, some enlightenment writers would argue. Maybe keeping boundaries softer may be a key to navigating life with more ease?
Living with entropy.