Day 5

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a paint and ink drawing of a daily meditation. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with abstract art.

Day 5 by Jina Wallwork

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a photograph of a daily meditation created using stones. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with land art and earthworks.

Day 5 by Jina Wallwork

 

Day 5

I am nervous about tomorrow. There are events planned that move me far beyond my comfort zone. My nerves seem to extend the length of this day. I focus on tomorrow’s distance, and this conscious analysis of time appears to prolong each moment. I try to hold tomorrow at bay, causing my mind to become restless. The day extends further because I cannot sleep, and I am becoming obsessed with the time it is taking me. I watch the clock, close my eyes, and open them again to check the time. I cannot stop tomorrow. The events it includes will soon become the past. I think of this as I try to settle my nerves. Then I fall asleep, and this long day finally comes to an end.

27 Days

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.

My Visions of the Universe. A book by the artist Jina Wallwork

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