“Within the iconography and context of psychology, the standard chair is symbolic of comfort." In the domestic space, a chair typically symbolises rest, sitting down and taking a break.
In an unclear, yet final movement, these chairs have been displaced from their domestic environment. They no longer function as a place of rest. Despite this though, an imprint of the lived body of the owner is undeniably visible on the surface and embedded within the very essence of the chair.
Discarded, the chairs appear to be melancholic. As if their crookedness, shortcomings and incompleteness has eventuated in abandonment and exposure to the elements.
But it is in the public space, that the chairs begin to breathe to a different rhythm. (artist statement)
"His energy and artistry were so extraordinary you almost begin to wonder if he did not bend the moment to his will. Which, in a way, he did. I wonder if he knew how wonderful that was, how profound. I hope he knew."