A Persistent Fog
In this series I am exploring an ‘everyman’ character who is charged with the task of clearing a persistent fog. His strategies seem ridiculous – a vacuum cleaner, a spade, and a mop are used in an effort to deal with the issue. Yet the fog persists, sometimes dense and sometimes subtle. The series tackles the fog of uncertainty, a lack of clarity, an obstacle, meteorological concerns, global warming and futility. I have also started to examine an alternative character within the series, a man who uses different strategies to deal with the fog. Rather than using tools and instruments on the fog directly, this man tackles it with curosity: Why is the fog there? What are the prevailing conditions that create, maintain and shape it? If there is an explanation this man will find it. It may not help to clear the fog but at least he can begin to understand it.