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 for tomorrow. There are events planned that move me far beyond my comfort zone. My nerves seem to extend this day. I focus on the distance of tomorrow and this conscious analysis of time seems to extend each moment. I try to hold tomorrow at bay and because of this my mind becomes 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, then I close my eyes, then I open them again in order 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.

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