Fireflies Use Light to Locate Mates and Vampire Squids Use It to Hide Themselves from Prey

Artist: Chris Mules
Year: 2019
Materials: Ply, pine, found objects, images


I work from my body’s responses to what I’m doing. Getting stuck in the mind becomes oppression. Linear narratives feel constricting. Initial ‘ideas’ are blueprints designed for materials, making techniques, size. Aided by much reading, writing, and drawing, taking images and looking. Trust and accepting the roller coaster ride is essential.