my ephemeral art challenge 2016 ~ january

I’ve decided this year while on my morning walks to create an ephemeral art piece using only natural found objects and share it on instagram.

Ephemeral, is such a beautiful word. I find the definition matches the word itself, its meaning being: lasting a very short time, short-lived, transitory. It does give a whole new purpose to the art being created.

Inspired from a Collaborations with Nature workshop I took part in November last year with Australian Ephemeral artist Shona Wilson. I’ve decided to take on my own daily collaborations with nature. One a day ephemeral art piece. Only found objects. <1hr. 365 days (actually 366 days its a leap year).

It’s part of my everyday creative practise of using my imagination, curiously playing and exploring… Looking up, down, around me in my travels. Exploring the present moment & what nature and life has to offer.

It allows me to make a link between the transitioning stages between life and death within nature. It is this shifting state which contributes to the overall message that I’m trying to share.

As you can see Photography plays a crucial role in my ephemeral art making. With each piece of art I attempt to capture it at its most aesthetic angle allowing it to shine in its own uniqueness! Time/Weather is either on my side or against…Some lasting for as little as 1 second to months on end….but it’s just all part of the ephemeral process. I approach it with mindfulness, and to me its my own personal “creative meditation” I start my day with, and each piece so far has a story to tell.

I hope you also will enjoy my journey! The images above are what I created in January.

Please feel free to follow my progress on instagram 🙂 the hashtag I use for every piece is #curiosityplays

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