Jason Parker – ‘Room with a View’

I close the door behind me, lock it, then deadlock it. I’ve already put out the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign. The
room is large, empty, save for a small desk that sits in the center. I make my way to the window to take in the view, I am greeted by a familiar sight, the scene below born 27 years ago, changing daily. Untarnished views that stretch to a horizon that is ever growing, structures fall, new ones erected, I take it all in. On top of the desk sits a small stack of paper, a pencil and a modest lamp. I flick the switch on the lamp basking the desk in a warm yellow glow, the walls catch a small amount of light, walls not built with steel and concrete but with experiences, emotions, and insight. I take one last look at the view, take a seat and draw.

Opening at Melbourne’s ‘Off the Kerb Gallery’ on 18 March from 6pm and on show until 31 March 2016