Projects > Six Gestures

This is a body of work I started about five years ago after reading a series of talks by J. Krisnamurti on the nature of freedom and the inward structure of the mind. I became curious about this ‘inward structure’ and wondered how it could be represented.

What I observed was not so much the structure, but the repetitive nature of the mind. The late Irish philosopher and poet John O’Donohue said that at any given time, we have six recurring thoughts roving through our minds. These 6 Gestures represent my repetitive thought forms. I allowed myself to draw and re-draw, construct and re-construct the forms that my mind returns to again and again: dots and lines, spheres and planes, soft and sharp, bundled and stacked, connectivity and electricity, love and injustice.