The "Unreality" of Objects
Before we can see that created things (especially material) are unreal, we must see clearly that they are real.
For the “unreality” of material things is only relative to the greater reality of spiritual things.
Thomas Merton. Thoughts in Solitude
This work is composed of wooden structures built around found objects all covered in whitewash. How is our perception of these objects changed by this context? Do the structures support the objects, or are the objects part of the structures? Does the whitewash obscure or reveal the objects? Does it sanitize them or purify them? What is revealed or hidden by the titles?
It is my hope that making these objects, and these structures, seem somewhat “unreal,” it paradoxically makes them more real.