The work is an exploration of one figure's role in portraying the psychological aspects to an everyday family dynamic when it begins to fall apart. The practices involved are photography, performance and sculpture. These are incorporated into photo-sculptures of isolated moments in a staged performance within many domestic scenes. Being the child of separated parents, the role I now take, has become to share my time between two ‘homes’ while subsiding in a third limbo house where I sit at an empty dining table and contemplate the unrecoverable past while I lay in my own illusions as time passes. The pull that comes when you are stuck in the middle of two parents has an intensity that derives from decades of family life leading to one immediate decision, this forces the figure into action and out of his limbo space which can withstand only so much before it is time to decide, whether to break out of limbo or to leave and create a new path in the unknown. This body of work explores this with the aid of a figure.
Jordan O'Brien | Student - MTU Crawford - Fine Art