Darwin by Sam Winston

Presented here is an ongoing exploration of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’ and Ruth Padel’s ‘Darwin, A Life In Poems’.

I initially separated the text of these two books into nouns verbs, adjectives & other. I wanted to present a visual map of how a scientist and a poet use language – a look at how much each author used real world names (Nouns) and more abstract terminology (Verb, Adjective and Other) in their writings.

Kali by Sam Winston

Smashed picture frame (wood, glass, paint) 85 cm x 62 cm

The smashed frame is identical to the frame containing it. The title Kali refers to the Indian goddess with the same name. She is considered to be the goddess of time and of the transformation that is death (Kala). The artwork is an ongoing project where each stage of artwork becomes framed – is destroyed – and then remade in it’s own image.