Puddled State

The photographic image tries to represent our essence as best it can. But it is always doomed to fail for one instant in a trillion instants can not represent it all. We age, we change and what remains the same can never be seen.

Behind flickering eyes and beaming smiles our essence lays dormant. At 42 I’m still pondering what might be, could be and what is. Obscured and directionless I face away, extracted from my daily life is where I’m happiest.

Puddled State, 2009
Pigment print on cotton rag
30 x 22.5
National Photography Portrait Prize 2009
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Lake Macquarie City Art  Gallery
Redland Art Gallery
Noosa Regional Gallery
Gladstone Regional Gallery
QUT Art Museum
Photofile 87
August-November 2009