Lux in Tenebris Lucet

Installation Drawings and Projected Works, with Irene Barberis, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, 2007

Lux in Tenebris Lucet 1 2007

This Latin phrase meaning light shines in darkness was given to me as a title for a work 25 years ago by my friend Dorothy Lee. She had previously referred me to Gerard Manley Hopkins for a language for my work and from his poetry I found titles for two photography shows ‘Mortal Trash is Immortal Diamond’ (1975) and ‘Eyelid on Eyelid” (1976). Both these shows were with artist/photographer Warren Breninger and much of the work and many of the ideas remain unfinished business. ‘Lux in Tenebris Lucet’ connects me to the spirit of these shows.