The meteorite hunter
The Meteorite Hunter is an archive of a search for meteorites and the places they come from.
The work is based on the impulse to search for the other within the everyday. Using the notion of the Meteorite as a metaphor for the fantastical hidden with in the everyday, the body of work is a document of a hunt to locate the ethereal and sublime in the mundane and banal.
Thus easily can Earth digest
A cinder of sidereal fire,
And make her translunary guest
The native of an English shire.
C. S Lewis
A Meteorite Hunter is a person who commits to the art of finding space rocks. Its a search within our everyday for a glimpse of a translunary guest, a clue to something that tells us more about who we are and where we come from. The Meteorite in this way becomes a beacon, negating hunters through our landscape to find clues of celestial company. The act of searching is to thoroughly seek and pursue to find something concealed. The meteorite, in her modest way, hides reservedly in our surroundings, concealed in layers of the ground, sand, water and dirt covering her over, her exotic homeland hidden in her camouflage.