“To Dwell is to linger. To stay awhile and lose oneself in this moment’“
Stillness surrounds and makes itself familiar to every corner. Lightness and dark find their way to the surface and force themselves to be looked at. Nothing is overlooked. Every aspect, every crevice, every stone is overturned and inspected. Shadow becomes line and form. Colour – a pure and luminous entity that transcends the surface. Detail and lack thereof both demand to be the champion – a duality that plays across the pieces, this body of work and existence.
Amber uses the interior as a metaphor for internal thought and dialogue. A poignant and highly relevant subject in the times we find ourselves in. Dwell is an extended period in time where we go in and out of lockdowns. This abnormal disjunction ruptures our routine and almost forces us to look at our lives. The intensity of “trappedness” conjures up fears and possibilities, yearnings and a desire to rediscover ourselves. Our dwelling is both a place of security and protection as well as a restriction of our freedom to travel and to be somewhere else and someone else.