The quietness of an empty bowl sits beside the desire held within a still body. Both are naked. Both are momentarily static in a layered and moving background.
What happens in the moments of a person, and what happens in the moments of a day? A sense of time, and place, are equally important to these two artists. Both artists approach their work with passion and sensibility and in doing so question what happens in the space between longing and fulfillment.
Larwill’s vessels are quiet but not passive. At rest, these everyday objects become part of the ‘shape of a day’. Muratti’s figures suggest desire and longing… her small scale wood blocks are moments in time, tied together in small narratives.
I am so impressed when I see a face. It holds a sense of all the places it has been and I hope that, as it goes by, it imparts a little of its journey to me. People always appear spectactular – a fantastic head of hair, flailing fingers, or sensual posture, a secret. An when I sit with someone, I maintain a good ear so that the whispered gestures that usually get away are caught and suspended in a disquieting ambiguity – space that shifts and moves through and around them like water. There is always a journey, always a story, a raw confrontation with the self.
The work I have made for this show is about the shape of a day. The way the day moves from one moment to the next, and how each of these moments differ, or are repeated. Also about the way that a day takes on its own shape, regardless of plans or lists or routines.