Secret Art 4: Nature & Culture (Travels with C.)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Art usually aims to catch the eye, whether displayed in the gallery or at home, pictures on walls or sculptures in space. Secret Art does not call attention to itself, hides behind an unassuming or even shabby exterior, among the other paraphernalia of everyday life, on a shelf or desk, in a cupboard or a drawer. The owner can keep the secret or share it with others, who might also stumble upon it by chance.

Secret Art can live in a sewing box, a jewellery box or a cutlery case, or wherever it can make itself unobtrusively at home, lying in wait to surprise. Secret Art cannot be caught by a quick glance nor contemplated from afar. It calls for closeness to be found and action to be revealed. Secret Art is sensory art, made for curious hands, eyes and minds.

Nature & Culture (Travels with C.)
captures the memories of an actual journey and the conversations that accompanied it. Celebrating meandering, unexpected discoveries and flights of the imagination encountered and embarked upon, the work also pays homage to the spirit of generosity that generated the conditions for the experience to emerge. Offered as a token of gratitude and more importantly perhaps, to create tangible bonds of affection for the future.