2020 Finalists

Joanne HANDLEY

Artist statement: I chased the light for this photograph. The sun moved quickly across arid terrain. Shadows etched deeper with each passing moment in an ever-changing constellation of tessellated dunes, an exposé of matter’s inherent morphic freedom. Nature’s unapologetic reminder that even in apparent stillness everything is in constant motion, active, authoring and transactional, fluid and interdependent, continually transmuting. All is relationship.

As the sun set, I pondered what unspoken narratives might emerge from the shadows had they been given a voice. Silence is striking, the sound so sweet. The greatest journey is the one within. There the light is found.

This series is part of a conversation centred around social and ecological precarity and human connection with the inhabited world.

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Someone was singing an Arabic prayer  2020
from the series What would happen after everything familiar collapsed
chromogenic print
61.0 x 91.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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