Oil on Canvas Board 800mm x 600mm 2008 SOLD
Shaping words in dimensional space
Inertia manifests in many ways: ‘the tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force’ (Collins) is the reason oil tankers need a wide turning circle and why our plans to lose weight, give up smoking or live a more enlightened life, can feel very sluggish, difficult and at times, impossible.
Of course, there is a proper need and time for rest. The functions of our body use the energy, transformed from natural breathing and healthy food consumption.
The process of transforming the foods into useable energy, take a certain amount of time and cannot be rushed, even though, some foods transform into energy faster than others. Thus there is an Inertia to this process. If the energy is not able to be stored, we would find it necessary to eat-whilst-doing. Whilst our modern lives may well endorse eating-on-the-hoof, what do we notice when we continually live this way? Do we find we have more or less energy to enjoy life?