I have an avid interest in the processes of both artistic and scientific inquiry.
I’m intrigued by the residues of human emotion and industry, of precision and decision making in both environments.
Having worked as an artist amongst scientists in research environments for many years now I have uncovered something of the relationship between us – between our motivation, our focus, our inquires and translations.
I have come to realise that the processes of science and art are not so dissimilar.
We both create images of the things we see and the more we see, the more we understand we don’t know. The images are a translation – a nuanced approximation.
We both agree that unknowing moves us forward and that there is an inherent level of risk and uncertainty in both.
The works I am currently making are a collection of forms that are all made in relation to one another, the previous one giving the next a reason for existing. Hence they form an installation of a kind, perhaps a never-ending conundrum of propositions.
Natural and manufactured, in part and whole, they are both, uncertain and assured.
Jewels by Catherine Truman. You can find more information on her page at Kit and Caboodle, on the website of Gallery Funaki, on the Craft Australia website, and on the website of Gray Street Workshop.