- on perception

What the eyes do not see, 2014 
Telescopes and hand blown glass component.
Height 160cm x Width 260cm x Length 80cm

"At night when I look through my telescope I often wonder could there be another person with a telescope looking back at me?" 

I suffer from what 17th-century English philosopher Francis Bacon called ‘a mystified incomprehension that science alone cannot cure.’ When I think about observation I sense there is a greater connection between object and observer than my eyes can fathom. The Entanglement Paradox has scientifically proven that the observer and subject become molecularly entangled during observation creating an osmotic transference of energy and information. This connection happens instantaneously at a minimum of over 10,000 times faster than the speed of light.

‘What the eyes do not see’ aims to explore how observation challenges the way we understand the world, and how thinking about observation changes what we see.

Observation, 2012
Hand blown Glass and Microscope
Height 40cm x Width 15cm x Length 17cm

Observation offers insight into the relationship between observation and perception. The view through the lens of the microscope discusses that perception is reliant on perspective. Viewing nature at this level of reality challenges the internal order of existence. In this moment there is a bubbling up, in which the observer and the observation become entangled. This expands on the contemporary scientific notion that observation creates the reality.  

Making Sense, 2011. 
Hand blown and mirrored glass with stainless steel frame.
Height 60cm x Width 45cm x Length  60cm

‘The way we sense is actually something we can evaluate... we can take in our surroundings, but... as we do that, be critical about how we do it. How do we take part in the world in a way that is both responsible, but also have an impact on the world? How can I by looking at art for instance, make sense?’

-Olafur Eliasson
SFMOMA, 2007


Observatory, 2010.
Hand blown and mirrored glass
Height 15cm x Width 25cm x 25cm Length

Observatory discusses contemporary and historical perceptions on studying the Earth’s atmosphere. Historically the Observatory was a place or building equipped and used for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena. In this installation, the form dissolves the lens of the telescope, using a mirror to reflect the viewer. Arguably the desire to find, identify and understand the Earth’s atmosphere and beyond has revealed more about the earth and those observing.