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Shape of Thought

Fortyfivedownstairs | February 2019

Shape of Thought explores the connection between the mind and the natural world through a series of paintings and ceramic sculptures. 

Observing the detail and structure of plants as a mindfulness activity is part of Dyer's practice; to her the repetition of leaves or buds stemming from a branch is not dissimilar to the structure of her mind and how the trajectory of her thoughts might be shaped. 

Contrasting textures denote the passage of time, a reminder of the transience of all things, including thought and feeling. The "blahs" iterate the mind's ceaseless content, playfully acknowledging the challenge of being mindful. 

©2020 Jo Dyer