Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)
Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)

Weekly arrangement of two years: 2018 and 2019. The repetition of the colour gradient in each year served to explore how time enacts change but somehow more importantly, time is unique one moment to another.

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Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)
Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)

Detail view. In this particular instance, how a life-changing event can feel too personal to make public.

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Grid Notebook
Grid Notebook

The grids here are blacked out each day and help mount the work. They are their own record, too, as each year's page reflects its character: each has its own gaps, its own fullness or emptiness. It shows a fingerprint for that year, individual and everlasting.

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Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)
Resolution: 730 Days (Titanium White + Primary Red - Ultramarine - Titanium White + Primary Red)

Weekly arrangement of two years: 2018 and 2019. The repetition of the colour gradient in each year served to explore how time enacts change but somehow more importantly, time is unique one moment to another.

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The Resolution series are an expression of time, where making a pointed and consistent effort at documenting the everyday trace history in the making. The journeys taken from January 1st to December 31st, every year since 2016 are as physical as they are existential: from Colombia to Japan and into the deserts of Oman as well as those from self-discovery at silent retreat to the return home for the funeral of a much loved sibling and into national lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

"The transition from life in the past to that of the present is preserved […] like the painted hand in a cave, as an impression of time past."

The work grows and takes shape as much as the cultural landscape and human life continues to evolve. The transition from life in the past to that of the present is preserved, perhaps not in detail but highlighted by our collective insight or personal histories. “Stephen tested + for coronavirus,” or “Paranoia” carry the weight of meaning for humanity as much as “I’m spent, can’t shake the melancholy” delivers impact on an individual level.

From this process, the future’s perpetual uncertainty surfaces as empty space is replaced by an imprint of color as each day’s possibilities collapse into the events that take place and solidifies within, like the painted hand in a cave, as an impression of time past.