Part of The Inner Space Series. A Tangled Mass is a Digital Collage which works its fingers to the bone in an attempt to unpick the various strands of its inner world. In life we are inundated a vast array of experiences, interactions and relationships of all flavours and kinds. Each of these creates an internal response, sometimes miniscule, sometimes overwhelming. Memories are formed, imprinted with emotional meanings and rationalized contexts. These memories can influence our responses to future experiences, as our future experiences can also alter our relationships with our previous memories. We all live with our own dynamic, ever changing inner worlds. In this place cause and effect is rarely seen as a straight line, instead experiences hang together like constellations in the the night sky, change in one effects the configuration of all of the others.
So when we are blind to the effect an experience has had on us, either through our own defense mechanisms or because of traumatized memory, we can no longer see how its gravity has altered the complex constellations of our inner world. We may then become tangled up in the dark, unable to find that akward knot which is binding us and keeping us stuck. As always, with patience, honesty and self-reflection we can catch a hold of that elusive thread and tease apart those invisible ligatures that keep us in the dark.