Entanglement by Paul Knight
When Paul invited me to write a foreword to his book, I had no idea what kind of book it was. I thought the front cover was an illustration; a detailed, rather gothic entanglement of flowers, but then realised that I was looking at a photograph. What followed was a phantasmagorical array of visual delights in this exceptional collection of still-life photography.
Each page is a work of art, assembled and constructed by the artist with startling emotional results.
The overarching concept that binds the pictures together is the quantum theory of entanglement, and the interconnectedness of each portrait sheds a thrilling light on this vast concept.
Flowers, thistles, weeds and dead insects are arranged with a consummate artistic skill to provide a single portrait. There is something historic and ancestral about them, like Old Masters but giving birth to an exciting new form. Birth, death, structure, chaos, fragility, and the stunning intricacies and beauty of a single dead and curled up petal. They evoke instant emotion; resonant, melancholy and exciting; this is an artist with something new to offer. Utterly original, each page is like a beautiful song on an inspired album that tenderly reminds us of the fragility, pain and beauty of the eternal wheel of life and death.
|270 x 270 mm