The Enigma of Being

Solo exhibition

4 - 26 June 2016

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Morrinsville, NZ

James R Ford, The Enigma of Being, 2015

Being and existence are perennial topics in metaphysical thought, as is the meaning of life: elusive to many, but religious believers obviously claim to have found it. What if the answer was in reach and we just needed to change our thinking or perspective to find it? But we keep banging our heads over the same evidence or sense of reality, without looking for alternatives or other ways of seeing. This struggle is poetically, and absurdly, captured in The Enigma of Being, focusing on the futile behaviour of a fly that has strayed indoors.