finding the point

2021 | 5 Sculptures made in lockdown

Finding a fixed point, a gravitational centre around which we can revolve remains elusive. The undulating vistas of understanding seem to slide in and out of focus, and with every turn there is a twist.
Much of my work explores this joyful, open-ended search for tenuous volumes, following of a hunch or the drift of a though as it weaves its own way out of the formless into form. The work maps and crystallises this rhythm of enquiry and echoes its balanced paradox.
It is volume and line, colour and shape, still and moving, restless yet resolved. The point might be found, but once its co ordinates have been pinned, the ground moves beneath it, ploughing back the fixed into another rhythm, the dance of time.

Oliver Barratt
Jan 2021