Ground Control to Major Tom

Chris Williamson


It's fifty years since those enduring lyrics were written and recorded. Fifty years since those brave souls, our heroes, left the Earth to touch the stars. We could not believe that they, who broke free from Earth's gravity, had feet of clay just like us. This assemblage, employing re-cycled and re-purposed elements, found objects and text, continues my current concern with visual forms which can carry meaning, connecting the viewer to the past. My aim is to celebrate human ideas and aspirations which we can all hold hold dear, irrespective of background or status. Music can be a powerful and effective trigger for memories. I try to give those emotions and memories a solid, tactile form.

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