A digital print. This work continues recent text based work by superimposing a text over an image of my daughter when she was 1 year old. The text is a play on the way a child might ask repetitive innocent questions, yet here , the apparent simplicity of the text belies a complex grammatical structure and philosophical propositions. The text begins by asking ‘What was?’, ‘What is?’, ‘What will be?’ but then moves into more difficult territory by asking questions such as , ‘What is ‘was’? ‘What is ‘is’’, ‘What is will be’? , as if questioning the nature of language and the notions of the past, present and future.
By ending on the phrase ‘what will be will be’ the text comes full circle by summoning the image of a mother singing the consoling song, “Que Sera Sera” to her child