Day 2 by Jina Wallwork
Day 2 by Jina Wallwork
I am filled with ideas for different projects. I try to imagine them at different stages and understand their feasibility. I consider all that is needed for them to fully manifest. These ideas exist today, and I question if they can become something more. It is occupying my thoughts, but I also need to consider how much it will occupy my time. I look at this day, and I divide the time within it. Every moment is precious. I begin to prioritize each project and divide the time accordingly. I do not wish to sacrifice the preciousness of time to a project that cannot be completed. Does this idea belong only to this day, or does it also belong to the future? Is it a concept that has substance? I don’t prioritize based on whether a task is easy or hard. The most challenging tasks are usually the most worthwhile, and they fill you with pride once they are accomplished. I prioritize based on who I am and whether the project is an actual act of self-expression. If it contains my authentic voice, completing the project will move me towards the right situations for who I am. The action guides me to where I need to be. It doesn’t help me shape the future. We can imagine a pleasurable circumstance and fight to create it, but it rarely leads us to the fantasy in our dreams. Imagination plays many tricks, but the truth will always lead to substance.
This idea I hold can’t go any further; it needs to remain only within this day. It will not take me to where I need to be. It falls away because I choose to stay true to myself. I trust the days that will follow to be suitable for who I am, rather than a lesser expression of a piece of my mind. When an idea is released, it becomes replaced with a thought that is my soul’s true expression.
27 Days is a series of transient sculptures each representing a single day. The sculptures are made from natural materials where stones are shaped into different patterns. My behavior shapes the nature of each day, how I move the stones shapes the sculpture that represents it. These temporary sculptures are also meditations upon a day. Over many days we can see patterns emerge and slowly life changes, but within a single day this pattern is elusive. We are making decisions and responding to life’s challenges but we do not know what we are creating. To meditate upon a single day is an act of consciously observing your life as it unfolds.
Artworks were then created from the photos of those transient sculptures. Those works represent viewing each day with hindsight. There are similarities, but the memory of the day is different to the experience within the moment.
Not all of the artwork from this day is on the website. Buy the book My Visions of the Universe and view the whole series and more.