The cosmic order of things has been an interest of many creative people, from the photographic explorations of Wynn Bulllock through to Gaudi’s architectural recreations of natural patterns in stone, notably the Sagrada Familia.
There is a famous line from William Blake that starts “If you can see the world in a grain of sand”, and sand is refined through human ingenuity into glass, which leads on nicely to me saying “if I can see a world in a glass bowl, why not look at a whole universe of glass”.
So here is my universe of the banal, everyday and often redundant objects made of glass and metal that I present to you in photogram form.
The nature of these simple easily obtainable objects is no more understood and obtainable to us than much of the universe. The natural world has its shapes and structures that continually recur, and these photograms play a valid role in representing the vastness of the universe to our limited scope of understanding.
How do we understand the infinite? By putting a boundary around it.
The title of this exhibition comes from a poem by
Anne Michaels called Sublimation.
At the same time as this exhibition at ArtsmithLIVE, Clive is also showing work at Exposure – Exploring the Roots
@ Gallerie Lumina, Vienna, Austria
Group show about pre-digital photography processes. Includes his photogram series Towards Enlightenment.