Studio time today saw me explore and experiment with candles, wax and how the common roles of candles can be re-contextualised.
As with the beginning of all my creative endeavors, the source of enquiry is creative processes and tour relationship between creative action and material.
A narrative ensues that initially casts candles within the roles of contemplation and reflection – the time it takes to arrive at or develop an idea. However, upon further scrutiny, it becomes clear that should these candles be lit, the surfaces that are needed to address an idea would be lost. This highlights the struggle between thought and execution.
Acting as an appendage to Speculative Studio Spaces, I present to you some perfectly crafted chocolates.
These are no ordinary chocolates – each is attached to a particular process that artists undertake in their creative practice. These chocolates, then, allow the audience to relinquish control of artists’ processes and as such, a facet of their identity, their sense of authorship and their sense of ownership. The audience may now regard creative processes as subjective, open to the type of analysis, consideration and reflection usually reserved for …well, chocolates.