Yoda and the Anamorph
Winner of the Maidstone Museum Bentliff Prize, People's Choice Award.
Curated finalist in the 2013 ING Discerning Eye Awards.
Satori is a Japanese Buddhist term for "Enlightenment". Buddhist teachings explain that our perceptions of reality are built on the foundation of ego. In essence, the greatest obstacle to enlightenment is the self. The self is a worldly illusion created by desires and needs.
The self, is a construction built on social conventions and personal history. Satori is consciousness free of ego and it depends on complete identification with the not-self. Yoda and the Anamorph uses the precise language of mathematics to encapsulate the deeply complex and temporal not-self.
Yoda and the Anamorph is also a religious Jedi piece. It took over 1 billion calculations to produce this sculpture and in hindsight it would probably have been easier to go straight for Buddhist enlightenment."Looking? Found someone you have, eh?" Yoda, Star Wars.