Part of the installation series 'You Alright', centred on written piece with the same title.
In ‘YA No. 3...’ the painter is unable to apply the notion of interconnectedness to the harsh realities of his isolation. He struggles with the finality of his own existence and indulges in the connection brought by a thicket of ersatz eyeballs even though the thicket presents a very danger of pulling him into the currents. Images of the posterior cavity of eyeballs are printed on silicon sheets mimicking the anatomy of eyes. Each eyeball is then ‘blinded’ by graphite powder and carbon sheets then woven together to form a blanket wrapping the painter in comfort. However, this blanket hangs off two acetate rods, dragging the painter down: the steel ring forms one of the painter’s irises anchored to the heaviness of his situation. Once the painter surrenders to the ebb and flow between his two states of mind, he is no longer weighed down. The pinspot light forms his other iris: it allows him to float above the drag and eclipse it with lightness.
(Images from L to R - Installation View; Close Up; Text Excerpt from 'You Alright' which corresponds to the installation)