We'll Always Have Paris
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them".
Do we come back to clichés for reasons that lie below the sub-atomic? We'll Always Have Paris: Bent Tales from the Sub-Atomic at Kieth+LottieGallery, Northbridge, Western Australia, January 2008 was an exploration of how quantum physics influences the way we tell stories. With Paris I started to mix traditional painting techniques with stencils and photographic techniques.
In my 2006 exhibition Sedition and Other Bedtime Stories I began looking into the quantum world. I was seeking new ways of seeing old problems and, frankly, watching apples falling from trees was wearing pretty thin. Were we really destined to keep repeating our mistakes? In We’ll Always Have Paris – Bent Tales from the Sub- Atomic I began imagining if the road less travelled was actually possible? In fact, I wondered if I was walking that road in another reality while I was sitting on my studio floor in this one.
What I got from this series was the beginning of understanding how stories-my stories on canvas-are part of the way I influence the world that I experience. It was an interesting thought-experiment.