Lux in Tenebris Lucet

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