Jessie Stanley

October 4th – 21st, 2023

Jessie Stanley Catalogue

_A window into the abyss of deep time

_Anti-monuments to the universe in an eternal state of change

_Transitory arrangements of ancient fossilised remains

This series of anti-monuments are proposed as momentary suspensions of the eternal and universal state of change. Drawing on 15th century wonder-chambers, dust formed from the remains of ancient microscopic sea organisms are displayed in delicate typographic and geometric arrangements. Inspired by Professor Brian Cox’s statement ‘Life is a temporary home for all the elements on Earth’, the works contemplate our context within the universe as a collective living organism: continually forming and reforming over unfathomable time scales.