Artist Statement

Dual 2016

Duality is what we live each day. Up/down, dark/light, back/forth, and each thing has it’s opposite. Without opposites you cannot know the other.

At a local community college, I was drawn to this large white metal object with pinwheel like panels. The pinwheel panels created interesting graphic compositions for me as I composed them in my frame. With deeper exploration of this object, what became apparent was the effect of opposites in play.

In Dual, I am exploring the opposite of sunlight - shadow. The interactive relationship between the sunlight and the white panels created shadow. The movement and the angle of the sunlight across the panels casted a variety of shadow shapes, colors and forms. As the sunlight transformed throughout the day, correspondingly did the shadow transform whether soft, sharp, hard or light, each change had its opposite in play.

In exploring these external light/shadow dualities, I am hoping to show how our own internal light and shadow affect our daily lives.

"In this universe, and this existence, where we live with this duality of whether we exist or not and who are we, the stories we tell ourselves are the stories that define the potentialities of our existence.

We are the stories we tell ourselves." 

Shekhar Kapur