On one of the pages of this book there is a spider suspended from a gossamer silk thread. Silhouetted against the sky, it dangles precariously against an expanse of water that stretches away from us, towards a mountainous coastline.
The spider is large within the picture frame, almost as if magnified. However the melancholy clouds and hilly landscape looming behind only emphasize the vulnerability of its size and life span.
It is said that one of the things that differentiates us from the other creatures on this planet is our ability to imagine multiple outcomes for a single future event. When we embark on a project, we can visualise the different avenues along which we might steer a path.
And when our journey is complete, we do look back.
However, when we turn to contemplate the course we have taken, the trodden path mutates as our memory falters.
Despite the intensity of our experiences, the memories of them fade.
However, they all seek to inspire our imagination and conjure up distant emotions or echoes of our own past experiences. They portray fragile, intangible and fleeting moments of impermanence, warmth, shadow, water and light,
Text by Amanda Renshaw.