Presence of Absence, a multi continental installation

  • Barossa International Gallery, South Australia, 2012
  • Arts Council for Wyoming County, New York, 2016 

Stones/Air Collective Sally Goers Fox, Patricia Rose, Edith Zeller, Brett Masteller and Chelsea M. Warren

ARTIST STATEMENT

This project arose out of the recognition that absence can be a palpable presence in life. By giving absence a place to exist, like a large rock in a stream, we respond and adapt to it. Rather than diminish us, it can enlarge and enrich life.

Stones/Air Collective is a group of far‐flung artists who collaborate via Skype and frequent‐flyer miles.

The Skype images and sounds are the raw materials used in this installation.

A point of illumination came when we realized that the Skype images we were collecting during our long work sessions were themselves the images, the vocabulary of the piece. There is such richness in that between space.

We allowed absence to enrich us.