The Sublime. Edmund Burke. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful. Burke singled out ‘smallness’ as the first consideration in defining the nature of the beautiful . In short beautiful objects are small objects. Burke also observed that certain degrees of smallness rival greatness of dimension of proportion in their ability to induce wonder and awe.
The adjective ‘small’ occupies an uncomfortable place in the vocabulary of modern society , where more is more, and an art world that that has been attuned for several generations to bravura and monumentality.
In dealing with the idea of things being small, the question of value and accomplishment unavoidably crops up.
Can the concept and aesthetic of a small artwork be as evocative and ambitious as those of much larger effort?
What challenge is greater, the distillation required when working on an intimate scale or the expansiveness posed by grander dimensions?



Pascal's Angel. 2012
Assemblage Found objects in Acrylic Box. 9 x 27 x 6 cm.



The Equilibrium of Elephants 2012.
Assemblage Found objects in Acrylic Box. 9 x 27 x 6 cm.



Tricolor. 2014.
Assemblage Found objects in Acrylic Box. 9 x 27 x 6 cm.



Retrieved from Crash. 2012.
Assemblage Found objects in Acrylic Box. 9 x 27 x 6 cm.