What materials convey is not only found in physical qualities. Other aspects are their cultural, social, and political contents. Expressive qualities are disclosed though texture, colour, smell, temperature, density, or appearance, and by what materials reveal in respect of the location, our history or time.
Tim Johnson and Elena Moreno start their creative process by gathering materials from the natural environment. Their work is intimately related to the cycles of nature and the creatures inhabiting its settings. The cadences of sowing, irrigating, harvesting… Or – otherwise put – birth, life, and death. The result are works comprising fragments, kindred pieces put together, intertwined, and superimposed to create a variety of structures.