‘Punk’ is an antipathetic attitude against conformity and the known. They make up a body of works that I have been working on since 2018. It had amalgamated later into a theme, that was triggered by reminiscing on some of my favourite 90s Punk bands during the lockdown.
As the works individually came into being, they end up flourishing into various forms and styles. These works are an encountering with trusting my aptitude and obscurity towards making objects. In letting go, meanings emerged. For example, in my usage of ‘(house) dust’, I discover much later that the Algonquin’s (an indigenous people of Eastern Canada) word for ‘dust’ or ‘ashes’ is ‘ponk’ - which is said to be the likely root word for punk! These sort of insights and information undoubtedly shapes how the works were understood by me; where the truth of the objects unfolded, mostly appearing post pre-reflective. It is within this belligerent push on taking chances with the unknown, that I discover my objects and thing that was not known to me prior to my own horizon.