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Hosts and Holes


We think of holes in material terms.  We recognise them, count them and refer to them in absolute terms. There's a hole in the road, in my heart, in my shoe.  But holes are the absence of material.  We can only really see the host that defines them.  If the host changes then so does the hole.  If the hole is filled in it no longer exists.  They have power in language to describe loss, in mythology they have magical associations and we can most definitely see what in reality is not there.

In this work I have been creating 'Hosts' and rearranging them as a way of exploring the idea of holes. What they are, how we perceive them and how we relate to them.  Mostly working in ink and wash and using calligraphic gestures as a way to refer to holes linguistically as well as visually.

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