‘Between stimulus and response is a space,
In that space lies our ability to choose our response,
In that response lies our growth and freedom’.
I have a restless, abiding sense that where we find ourselves is worthy of attention. I use different processes to excavate meaning from what I observe within me and around me. I am interested in Another Way of Doing Things.
My practice includes investigations of architectural and natural spaces that I have immersed myself in and my responses result in painting, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, drawing, site-specific pieces and film. Using different materials and processes, the spaces unravel and find form around me, revealing their details and their idiosyncrasies.
I like to invite moments of reflection, active engagement and interplay with human experiences. I like to bear witness to our shared humanity and responsibilities.
My recent exhibition 'The Rhythms Don't Walk Alone' sees a multi-disciplinary gathering of work, embodying the idea of another way of viewing the contemporary ideas of masculine and feminine energy: a move away from the contracted and belittling notions of beauty, strength and appearance equaling value and instead a move toward a more expansive enquiry into representations of human courage, fear and love.
My work shows me that I am free- and I am full of gratitude for that one, simple fact.
Faye Dobinson 2018