Potency is a profound dimension of most things - Aristotle (384-322)
And herein lies the space for my work to explore a position between potential being (research) and actual being (creation)

"Whether I in fact see a distant tower, or only seem to see one, the fact remains that my experience at the moment is exactly what is whichever of these alternatives hold. Hence there seems to be something, some core of experience, which is invariant as to the two cases."
- Arthur C. Danto

'Ego Cogito, Ergo Sum' ('I think, therefore I am') - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

"Any image - like the image read from the retina - records an appearance which will disappear. The faculty of sight developed as an active response to continually changing contingencies. The more it developed, the more complex the set of appearances it could construct from events. (An event in itself has no appearances.) Recognition is an essential part of this construction. And recognition depends upon the phenomenon of reappearance sometimes occurring in the ceaseless flux of disappearance. Thus, if appearances, at any given moment, are a construction emerging from the debris of all that has previously appeared, it is understandable that this
very construction may give birth to the idea that everything will one day be recognizable, and the flux of disappearance cease. Such an idea is more than a personal dream; it has supplied the energy for a large part of human culture. For example: the story triumphs over oblivion; music offers a centre; the drawing challenges disappearance."
- John Berger. Edited by Jim Savage. Berger on Drawing. Occasional Press, Co.Cork, Ireland. 2008. p.69-70.

All Images © Rachael Agnew

Potency is a profound dimension of most things - Aristotle (384-322)
And herein lies the space for my work to explore a position between potential being (research) and actual being (creation)

"Whether I in fact see a distant tower, or only seem to see one, the fact remains that my experience at the moment is exactly what is whichever of these alternatives hold. Hence there seems to be something, some core of experience, which is invariant as to the two cases."
- Arthur C. Danto

'Ego Cogito, Ergo Sum' ('I think, therefore I am') - Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

"Any image - like the image read from the retina - records an appearance which will disappear. The faculty of sight developed as an active response to continually changing contingencies. The more it developed, the more complex the set of appearances it could construct from events. (An event in itself has no appearances.) Recognition is an essential part of this construction. And recognition depends upon the phenomenon of reappearance sometimes occurring in the ceaseless flux of disappearance. Thus, if appearances, at any given moment, are a construction emerging from the debris of all that has previously appeared, it is understandable that this
very construction may give birth to the idea that everything will one day be recognizable, and the flux of disappearance cease. Such an idea is more than a personal dream; it has supplied the energy for a large part of human culture. For example: the story triumphs over oblivion; music offers a centre; the drawing challenges disappearance."
- John Berger. Edited by Jim Savage. Berger on Drawing. Occasional Press, Co.Cork, Ireland. 2008. p.69-70.

All Images © Rachael Agnew