Jack Whitefield: Set of 3 Books (Signed)

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Journeys through the Penwith peninsular indexed through motor oil leaked from a car engine onto paper. A chance study that developed into a rudimentary method of measurement. The predetermined and geometric nature of multiple car journeys is dissolved into the fluidity of leaking oil. The work is an exploration of the myriad contradictions of oil as a substance and our relationship with it. The leaked oil bleeds onto the paper and over time changes from static negative space to an expanding orange halo. Stored solar energy, the blood of the earth, diffusing on paper.

These earthworks are the result of movement through burnt gorse, the accidental interaction of stick on cloth and skin, and subsequent compulsion to index the marks on paper. Sculptural and photographic, the sheets are torn by the wind and projected by sunlight, gorse branches scratched past incidental stains morphed from inconvenience to involvement. Pulled by the eternal draw of smoke and fire, the work is a synch to primal humanity.


A meditation on the stone age monuments and structures surrounding Whitefield's studio in West Penwith, Cornwall. Illustrated through the medium of arranged and fallen rubble created during the renovation of the studio, this work is an attempt to draw parallels between the use of balance, light and labour used in previous millennia with actions within the same place today. Borne of a sense of continuation with the past at the same time as an understanding of the difference in purpose with our ancestors, this book is the result of both a spiritual and physical journey through the ancient and contemporary landscape of the artist's home.


Title: Motor, Furze, Rubble
Publisher: Tarmac, 2021
Author: Jack Whitefield
Photographer: Jack Whitefield
Graphic Design: Jack Whitefield
Format: Softcover
Size: 25 x 21 cm, 40 pages, 25 x 21 cm, 64 pages, 23.5 x 20 cm, 54 pages
Edition: -


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