'Efforts against entropy'
Installation shot 'This forever, together we raised them hell', Limerick, 2015.
Images 29 x 42 cm
‘Each of us has his or her own urge to grow and each of us in exercising that urge must single handedly fight against his or her own resistance.’
Entropy refers to a principle in that a system will move towards its most disorganised state unless one dispels energy to counteract it. Self sabotage, self destructive behaviour, limitations and inhibitions are often stiffling or counterproductive to self growth. However according to psychologists such as Jung we also have an innate desire to try and reach fulfilment of our capabilities.
My work explores the contrast and tension that happens in an individual with these somewhat conflicting forces at work. It looks at how our mental conditions often reflect or work in conjunction with our bodies. For example often when one is feeling vulnerable or distressed it is often echoed in ways such as trembling, tension or an urge to close up and hide ourselves. This work explores the energy required to keep pushing oneself to grow and adapt despite resistance.