Bodies of Light
Wax plays with the elements: it can appear liquid like water or solid like coral or plastic depending on its temperature. As a material, wax is an ever-developing, always remeltable substance, never finding a final form. I like this idea of constant growth and re-adjustment, the idea that one never stops transitioning. Also visually, the wax appears to trap ephemeral movement, like waves, or puddles, to form a sculpture of the elements in motion for us to see.
This is because wax takes on the form of its environment. It becomes an archive of the surface or space it inhabits. However, when wax is formed in water, it takes on its own unique shape. Wax is a sustainable material that can be re-melted, it moves in cycles, just like water, the seasons, and our bodies. Just like the body, wax accumulates each touch, each environment, each stage of development, simultaneously retaining its own history, whilst also having the opportunity to be ever-changing.
These wax explorations are the developing stepping stones towards performances and projection installations involving wax. This experimental phase includes 35 wax panels that explore the different qualities of the material according to temperature, pigment, height, speed and human interference.