‘SIDEWINDER’ by Kim Fielding Friday 04th September – Tuesday 22nd Sept 2009
“Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.”
Jean Cocteau (1889 – 1963)
French poet, novelist, artist.
‘SIDEWINDER’ comprises a series of images that conjure feelings of transition from one reality to another – A photographic journey – ‘still-moving’ imagery – that is obsessively trying to find a home, a way out, a place of rest in the harsh terrain…The artists’ world peopled by freaks, beauty’s in abstraction, fallen characters developed through Sub Rosa and Libertine Red, a fallen angel, an undulating snake on a bed of hot sand, an oil slicker escaping Boxjob the artist sees hope on the horizon but without wet sustenance will he finish the journey or will the quest fail?