34 The departure from land based sculptures
Grounding my project in the land is a wonderful notion, however, it also presents many issues with consent, permanence, permissions and appropriation. I love all three of the spaces I wished to put my sculptures, for them to be moved or semi/permanently placed in these environments for others to come across and enjoy, however after creating my occult temples, I came to understand that it is in-fact the experiencing of these spaces that is sacred, not the claiming of them. As to place a large sculptural installation in these environments would to in same way make claim, or re-colonise these sacred spaces. I do not wish to do this in anyway, I only wish to lay homage to the austerity and precious power that exist therein.
So I have abandoned the idea of an actually physical sculpture. I do wish to however, create a light installation of my finished photographic works, and capture them possibly in these three locations still. I would like to create a ritual using light and the art of temple making and somehow works this into a dance of light in these beautiful spaces, leaving them as I find them, honouring them and taking nothing but pictures away.