Hi James, I find the way you look at the environment surrounding us very interesting. Reading what you have written makes me think about the separation in my head between my practice and things I witness and experience. Maybe to continue the process of "getting out of my head" I need to start thinking more about what I notice, and engage with it rather than passively viewing.
Now in remembering my walk to the studios this morning, I realise there are very minor, but specific, things in the environment that I notice and remember. For instance, the date a bridge was constructed, an oddly shaped dent in a car and a new Will Coles "you need us more than we need you" plaque I hadn't noticed before. These plaques have been cropping up all over Bristol for a while now and bring the backdrop of environmental destruction we face to the front of my mind - something that is always in the back of my mind when walking anywhere and viewing human constructions. These plaques by Coles bring into the limelight underlying truths that we often forget in subtle ways; a little reminder.
The fog that filled my mind seems to be lifting, as the words uncover I find clarity in my ideas again. This idea of revealing truths seems fitting, revealing them into the commons, making them accessible...