THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY
Through a glass darkly, originally a biblical phrase, refers to looking into a dark mirror (the glass) where reflection is very poor, meaning one cannot see the complete picture and not fully understand.
The experience of working on this project links to the phrase in the literal and in the metaphorical sense. The initial inspiration was drawn from 1920’s (dark) photographic glass plate negatives found at a flea market, depicting rocks in the sea at an unfamiliar locality in France. Under the strange influence of the photographs, imagining the untold story around them, an intuitive process of making works about rocks and water began, leading me on a journey to strange, but slightly familiar places. The process of making felt like looking through a glass darkly until the final images came to be.