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Shaun Kennion

Project summary:

This sites specific project has used Carl. G. Jung’s concept of Synchronicity as it’s primary theme. Using everyday pebbles as a metaphor to relate them to the certain chance/ coincidental encounters one may experience in everyday life.

In this particular image the pebbles have been used in unison, as a representation of two individual elements brought together forming part of an intuitive plan.

I find working with any natural element quite humbling in a sense, as I realise it is already finished within itself, so to add anything can quite often take away from its authenticity. I have tried through the use of off-white paint to draw attention to what I felt was the special part of each pebble by painting over the remaining areas. Never creating my own compositional lines but always respecting the natural lines and following them.

An on-going concern within all my work has been towards the intangible elements of life; here there seems to be a fine line being drawn between what is seen and to what is not seen, so what is not seen can now be seen, except in an unseen state.

In respecting the nature of the works spontaneous process (mirroring how they were found) I have placed certain pebbles back into their own environment allowing the viewer to find the work by chance. 

"I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, neither is bread to the wise nor riches to men of intelligence and understanding nor favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all." Ecclesiastes 9:11