2019 Finalists

Bill MOSELEY

Artist statement: This image, from the series A Lake, a forest and the dark voice of the sea seeks to express a sense of the sea’s materiality and its disquieting presence.

For this reason ‘A dark voice of the sea #1’ subverts the conventional pictorial ‘seascape’ and invites us to contemplate the possibility of its total embrace.

As a timeless metaphor for the unknowable immensity, the sea represents all realms of horror, hope and possibility. It occupies a central place in our notion of our own mortality.

I have chosen to use the 19th-century medium of ambrotype for the timeless quality that it brings to this immortal subject.


 

Bill MOSELEY
The dark voice of the sea #1  2019
from the series A lake, a forest and the dark voice of the sea
ambrotypes
60.0 x 90.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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