What has been, what is yet to be

‘No matter how much you fight against it, dust pervades everything. It gathers in even layers, adapting to the contours of things and marking the passage of time. In itself, it is also a gathering place, a random community of what has been and what is yet to be, a catalog of traces and a set of promises.’ 

- Marder, M. (2016)

The idea that dust is a ‘passage in time’ initiated thinking into the conflicting motion of materials that dry or cure and the encapsulation of an inevitable layer of dust. Dirt is something that we are always trying to move around; cleaning it away from surfaces and absorbing it into the sponges and cloths before disposing it. Dust however, is full of nostalgia as it gathers a random community of what has been. It is this that I decided I wanted to explore, collecting information on what has been and what is yet to be.

    I chose a site which has an abundance of inherent material; a corner of my garden. I then poured three resin sheets, using a mould, over three separate days and left them in the site. I left each piece for twenty-four hours to be weathered and patinated by the outside elements. The temperature and weather conditions changed each resin piece dramatically.