Shaun Murray: Detail of Tellurian Relics, Surrealist Thames-side Piers, London, 2017. Airbrush on line board. The Tellurian Relics project (2017) begins with the provisional premise that our environment is composed of a multiplicity of grounds, but that these are generally unforeseen since they arise with the emergence of the species that forms them. Ground and species are one. Through an understanding that objects cannot be fully explained in terms of their material constituents and the energy within them, ‘objects’ seems to be something over and above the material components that make it up, but at the same time it can be expressed only through the organisation of matter and energy. It is also possible to distinguish that different participants have different Umwelten (the environmental factors, collectively, that are capable of affecting the behaviour of an ENIAtype architecture), even though they share the same environment. This paradox enables architecture practices to go beyond shaping geometry, to shaping the internal structure of material.
India portrait series (4 of 5) 📸
On our visit to the Agra Fort, I stepped into this group of girls who came to visit with their school mates. It was initially the physical features of the one in red what caught my attention, stunning eyes and delicate smile.
Despite the lack of happines on the picture, these kids keep teaching me big lessons. The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday. ✨📸🇮🇳