In Another Land I created a series of experiences or rooms for the viewer to inhabit in the Crypt of a church in Euston, London.
They formed a conversation between colour, object and space.
Three different themes ran through the space.
The first collections of works reflected a moment of clarity – when perception and understanding become clear.
They were, therefore, simplified, assured and often still works; carrying a sense of the peace that comes with new found discovery or comprehension.
The following collections represented relationship. Of interest there was the dialogue between works.
In contrast to the moment of clarity some of the groupings could feel awkward or even confusing. These tensions exhibited the growth and grace that occur in negotiating our relationship with the world and one another.
The last three collections of work spoke of time.
Two of these scenes were contained and simplified. They were intended to create intimate spheres of relief amongst the other work on display.
These were quiet moments – allowing us to sit with the intimacy and solitude of time.
The third scene was more densely populated with multiple images to engage with. This collection touched on the vastness and expanse of time.
All of the works aimed to be inquisitive and encompassing – creating space for small moments of new discovery.
Katie Thornton is an artist currently working in London, UK. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2007 through RMIT University, Melbourne and has exhibited her work in a number of individual and group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.
For more information about Katie’s work please contact Katie here.