Subject-Object

Series

Exploring the relationship between subject and object, the upright I-form connects directly with the viewer.  Devoid of expressive content, these abstract figures remain open to the viewer’s unique idea of ‘self’. With each new viewer, the ‘I’ is inclusive. The singular subjective becomes a potentially objective collective. A Roman numeral meaning One or First, the ‘I’ asserts primacy, commences a sequence, and refers to origins and authenticity.  Within Western psychology and philosophy, the I-figure connects with intangible realms of consciousness, self-reflection and spirituality. In te reo Māori, 'I' connects the spoken work with the past tense and in many Asian cultures, it is the sound for 'love'.