Nic Gotch

Nic Gotch

These spheres are botanical altars – natural elements are collected and arranged. These works are not only composed according to colour and texture but also according to the energy and emotion that connect each element. The position relationship between each element must also balance the whole. Once the arrangement is finished, I take several images with a fixed-lens camera using a reflective surface. Reflections appear as natural light changes. I choose the image that encompasses the depth of emotion and suggests more – a kind of elaboration – an imaginary story. I like to work in the circular format that refers not only to the world as a whole but to the eye itself. What is inside is outside…

These “altars” are a celebration of the natural world and echo the spiritual veneration that other altars maintain. Once the image is created, this impression is all that remains. The arrangement is abandoned. I am then ready to wait to create the next one when the time calls.

Also at Venue 23, Unit 1D-B Kingfisher Place, Clarendon Road, N22 5HR

Alison Lam

Alison Lam
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