Life is not a straight line. In every attempt at rendering it so, the human hand betrays our fallibility: it tires, jerks and hesitates as it ebbs and flows.
Life is instead a landscape with peaks and valleys, where the horizon delineates our highs and lows, our reactions and adaptations. So it is in the faults where the interest lies, for they grow with each new layer, solidifying over time. It is there, where, as in a geological formation, we are able to trace a history of living.
In ‘Fault Lines’, artist Jessica Arévalo traced her own history through a series of time periods spanning from 30 Days to 365. In each, she explores the transformations over time of the straight line into a jagged undulation of colour and ultimately of herself, from place to place and moment to moment.