Chink by Lyn Nixon, Perth
Solvent Transfer photography on BFK cotton rag paper / 47 x 60 cm
The works ‘Chink’ and ‘Interstice’ are part of a body of work entitled Fissure that focuses on the daily movements of the earth’s tectonic plates and seeks to reveal the notion that uncertainty and change are at the core of human existence.
Inspired by a childhood experience of the Meckering earthquake, photographs of this seismically active region of Western Australia provide a moment of reflection on the constant movement and change in our life and perhaps act as metaphors for the cracks appearing in modernity’s utopia.
There are between 150-200 earthquakes a day, both small imperceptible movements of the earth, to those felt and perhaps damaging to built structures. As we face complex environmental and social changes, it has become increasingly important not to lose sight of our place in the earth’s ecosystem.
Fissure invites us to consider if we are conscious of impermanence or limited by the perception that everything appears to remain the same, one day to the next.