In order to see, its necessary to look to discover what we are looking at. This sounds like a very obvious point to stress, as how else would one see?
I would suggest this is not so.
Looking to assimilate what is around us takes place almost instantly, as we make very fast judgements on colour, shape, speed and number in everyday life: for example should we be running to catch the correct bus into town?
Looking to discover is different to this. When we look to discover something that we do not understand, to understand it, we need to work out what is happening, how and why its operating the way it is.
The phenomena becomes a discoverable problem. When approached in this way very familiar things can become extraordinary.
This in some way is how sculpture operates for me, as a visual problem I'm trying to solve.