BETWEEN ABSOLUTES​

I have been trying to understand the balance between two opposing worlds. One end of the spectrum has been criticized as humble to the point of self- deprecation. The other, extreme self-indulgence. As I find myself swinging like a pendulum from one side to another, there is an attempt to understand and grasp the grey.

A concrete floor is made to create a perfect smooth surface to walk on. Yet it lays directly on top of the natural moving earth. Through time, cracks form. Capturing these cracks are meditative moments where I explore the beauty in the imperfections. 

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All professional photography by Randi Rjeldseth

Video (Wedging : "kneeding/mixing" )

Making 'Matsu' was a catalyst that exposed the unforeseen principles of western culture that trickled down to my internal beliefs. The idea of independence, self and ego was something I held onto deeply. Finding my identity in past experiences and replaying traumas of the past in a continuous loop. This was a time where I explored different philosophies and started to understand the work and labor required for move forward. This video displays the insanity of repetition and the labor of grey