Holding a Balance, 2017
44.5cm x 40cm
Questioning the value of easy tech, “Holding a Balance” explores our culture of insatiable scrolling and decontextualized ideas. Although one can argue for the importance of free access of information and opportunity – what are we losing out on between the pixels?
Borrowing from the renowned imagery of “Woman holding a balance” by Johannes Vermeer, the photograph reiterates the balance we must hold onto when venturing into a “limitless” environment.
Vermeer’s painting may now be available to more people than those fortunate enough to visit the National Gallery but “Holding a Balance” leaves viewers with a disfigured and decontextualized interpretation of what they might actually be getting.