Every City has one. London has the M25 circular, that winds its way slowly, (most of the time) around the great capital. Sydney has it’s Orbital Network, Russia has it’s Mosco Ring Road and Egypt has it’s Cairo Ring Road, there are many more examples.
Each one is reliant on the other for our entire system to work, whilst, at the same time, the Moon orbits us, we orbit the Sun, the Sun orbits the centre of the Milky Way and the Milky Way goes around the centre of the Virgo Supercluster.
Historically, orbital road structures, whether made by foot, trucks or diggers, have provided us with one of the means for our continual development and expansion across the globe as a species. This is my homage to one of the greatest results of human ingenuity.
My questions are, why are we always chasing our tails? Why do we not understand that we are sharing this experience together, wherever it takes us? And why, unrelated, are Orbital, (the electronic dance music group, local to the M25 in London) so damn good? I have loved Dance music all my life and Orbital are right up there in my top ten. Digital music has no barriers and we associate it with people having a good time, which is what my art hopes to achieve too!
The medium is graphite on Bristol board (Paper). I love the way graphite becomes dust: It allows me to explore geometry and symbolism, against a landscape of shadows. I love this contradiction.