Cedar Tree - Tofuku-ji Zen Temple (from the project series, one taste: (n)ever-changing)
one taste: (n)ever-changing is the overarching title of a series of projects undertaken in Kyoto between 2003 and 2009.
This project consists of a series of 8 triptychs of a cedar tree shot throughout the same day at Tofuku-ji Zen Temple, Kyoto.
... the rigid formalism of these images is designed to connote the dialogue between nature and culture, permanence and change, form and emptiness ...
...Williams has created these triptychs by isolating the sections of each image to the left and to the right of the tree trunk and reproducing these scenes as the flanking panels. But, in each case, the section that sits to the right of the trunk is reproduced as the left hand panel while the section to the left of the trunk is presented as the right hand panel. The linear progression, the sense of time unfolding, is made to turn back on itself so that present, past, and future become one ‘(n)ever-changing’ thing.
Dr Tom Normand