Being and Nothingness

Medium: Household dust, lint, insect detritus

Dimensions: 600w x 750d x 850h mm (inclusive of display case)

Date: 2007

‘Being and Nothingness’ exists as a result of something that was forced into being. That is what I do – if it doesn’t exist I will make it exist. For Sartre, what defines us is our undefined non-determined nature. If this is true, then our awareness of what we are not forces us to invent something from the nothingness of our being.

Photo by Simon Stephen