When I post something here on the blogsite, it feels like it should be a finished product, when in fact, it usually is not, but a work in progress – a vulnerable moment. These recent large petal images are at that state right now – still in the process of morphing – perhaps they will survive the changes and perhaps they will not. What am I looking for? A balance between legibility and opacity, between clarity and mere trace. The powdered pastel washes beautifully, leaves rivulets of grainy drips.
Jasna: I like the direction you are moving this series in. The reveal of the b & w petal in relation with the other, opaque blues creates an engaging connection for me.
Your visit the other day spurred me on to continue searching through risk and process. That place, that vulnerable place – the threshold – can become a world, but at the same time, it can become nothing. Ha! When I looked at those first 3 pieces in their initial stage, with the pastel over them, what came to mind for me was “closed.” That was the sense I had of them when you arrived – and I think your word was “access” – no access!!!
I’m glad you got to hear Jason Decouto’s fantastic soundscape for the video too. We’ve made some changes already, which I think highlight the beauty of the voice and at the same time, weave it more subtly into the soundscape.
Your support is always appreciated. Many thanks.
Your work with the scribing of roses is beautiful and inspires reflection upon each petal. Your name looked familiar – did you once teach photography at Templeton Secondary some years ago?
How wonderful to hear from you and thank you for your comments! Yes, I was at Templeton, 8 years ago now, and remember you as a brilliant artist and student. Would love to hear how you are doing.
I like your description of the ambiguous state of work once it’s posted to your (or a) blog. These drawings appear more legible than opaque, represent clarity than ambiguity. Perhaps extending the material interventions (those pastel washes, especially) will take you where you want to go.