Day 3

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a paint and ink drawing of a daily meditation. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with abstract art.

Day 3 by Jina Wallwork

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is a photograph of a daily meditation created using stones. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with land art and earthworks.

Day 3 by Jina Wallwork

Day 3 

 

Worries for tomorrow are distracting me from today. My mind wanders but it does not land on a plan or a solution, it simply dwells on negative possibilities. I can see the restrictions within this day. They contain me and I question if a day will come when they no longer exist. A day must come when I remove these obstructions. I cannot be forever contained. I hope that my actions hold solutions. If they do not, then tomorrow will contain many similarities. My focus on the commonality between the days is also stifling any possible change. It is my worry that connects these two days. If I focus on this moment, perhaps I will find a solution. Things may change once my patience surmounts my worry. This fear clouds my thoughts and obscures my view. Once it is overcome a new day will present a solution.

27 Days

27 Days is a series of transient sculptures each representing a single day. The sculptures are made from natural materials where stones are shaped into different patterns. My behavior shapes the nature of each day, how I move the stones shapes the sculpture that represents it. These temporary sculptures are also meditations upon a day. Over many days we can see patterns emerge and slowly life changes, but within a single day this pattern is elusive. We are making decisions and responding to life’s challenges but we do not know what we are creating. To meditate upon a single day is an act of consciously observing your life as it unfolds.

Artworks were then created from the photos of those transient sculptures. Those works represent viewing each day with hindsight. There are similarities, but the memory of the day is different to the experience within the moment.