CNC cut marine plywood, pencil
330 x 210cm overall
Although perspective may no longer be the dominant
method for pictorial representation in Western art the idea of the
picture window (frame) is still prevalent. This notion of the ‘window’
positions the viewer in a quasi domestic space detached from the
‘scene’ and gives priority to vision as a singular experience.
In Eastern art and particularly in Islamic architectural
art the single point of view with its isolation of vision has not
developed and the relationship of the viewer to the artwork is quite
different. With this work the person in the gallery ceases to be
a ‘viewer’ and belongs in the same space as the work.
However, the concept of the door invites the participant to move
to a metaphysical space beyond.
This work evolved from a year spend in Malaysia
and although the work, like others in the exhibition, explores space
and geometry the inherent convention of the ‘picture’
is challenged. The work originated in a computer and was cut from
disk using a high pressure water jet.