In a time of digital oversaturation – of our attention being programmed by billions of pixels and LED lust – an analogue light is scarcely seen. As humans, we have co-evolved with fire, our eyes and minds being evolved by the firelight just as much as we have evolved the fire into more refined forms such as candles. Fire has made us, yet we have become distant from it, pushed into a digital light economy powered by rare earth elements and fossil fuels. 

Developing a relationship with candlecraft, and surrounding myself with candlelight, has felt like an antidote to this digital saturation. The flame of a candle is a locus of light that flickers but holds me steady. The candle signifies to me the soft passage of time without quantifying it. As it burns, the candle vanishes into light, leaving nothing but a faint smell of beeswax in the room...

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