Untitled, 2005. Found leaves, 24 carat gold leaf.
“During 2005, I stopped speaking for a six-month period as part of a major work. Inevitably I noticed a lot of subtle interactions and gestures emerging within me in this time. One was walking from sunset until sunrise, merely for the desire to wander in the absence of people. These semi-ritualistic wanderings took place maybe 2-4 times a week. During this time I started collecting dead leaves from the streets around the city.
“I’ve kept these leaves from 2005 and archived them according to the corresponding dates when they were collected. Those that lie in the light box were collected on June 11. There is no exact site from where they were gathered because each was individually collected upon the journey at various points.
“When asked to contribute to the Light Locker Art Space and having visited the site, it only made sense to include dead leaves from the winter’s city from six years ago. It also made sense to release them back out onto the street after their two month’s in the light box is up.”