Horizon Lines, 2011. Digital prints.
Patrick Bridges is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University. His works have previously featured in the group exhibitions Art in Bloom and Year 12 Perspectives at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and he was awarded the 2009 Year 12 Perspectives People’s Choice Award.
A surfer and photographer, Patrick’s contribution to the Light Locker Art Space is Horizon Lines, a multi-layered photographic installation. This piece is a product of Patrick’s ongoing visual exploration of the horizontal line as it relates to the intersection of earth and sky.
“Amongst the adrenalin-inducing mixture of wind and waves often comes a moment of calm. But it’s not really calm. It’s awe, patience, anxiety, waiting and concentration. It’s concentrating on the one unifying element that brings the entire experience together – the horizon. Simplified to nothing but a line, we become aware of this division all around us – the flatness of our state, the headlights of a car or train smashing past us, the distance. The horizon holds a meditative power over us.”
Text by Jenii Scott