Older ways of doing are often disregarded.
What is forgotten as our collective attention focuses towards 'the modern'?
Through patient observation of the fundamental a exploratory process can evolve that is equally intuition and calculation.
The discovery that metals could be isolated from the earth was pivotal in the evolution of the human species.
Our connection to the earth and our ability to manipulate our surroundings was forever changed.
Might retracing the steps of our ancestors allow for a glimpse through a new perspective? One that can give new insights into the future?
One that relates the past and the present,
time and space,
and what it means to be here, now?
Interaction between raw material and the human body allows for a direct means to explore the material world we live in. The physical nature of the work that goes into manipulating iron is a reminder that we are not separate from this world.
What can we learn about ourselves through this process of sweat and time?
This strange road is one worth wandering.
©2019 Eric Dennis