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. The idea exists on this day and I question if it 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 as a concept with substance? I do not prioritize based whether a task is easy or hard. The hardest of tasks is 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 a true expression of self. If it is, then completing the project will move me towards situations that are reflections of who I am. It guides me to where I need to be. Instead of guiding me to a future that I believe I would enjoy.
This idea I hold cannot 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 remain true to myself. I trust the days that will follow to be right for who I am, rather than a smaller expression of self. As soon as the idea is released, it is replaced with an idea that is a greater reflection of who I am.
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.