Wednesday, April 9, 2014

rock, knot, buck








4 comments:

  1. Very interesting work and choice of subject matter for your white cotton project! One cannot help but wonder and muse about the juxtaposition of these images on white cotton.

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  2. So cool! I enjoy seeing these in small pieces/sections. Can't wait to see more of the larger project.

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  3. Kathleen O'ReillyApril 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Karen: I love the "laundry"! I've been thinking more and more lately that outdoor "public" art is the way to go when possible. How I'd love to see the finished project hanging outdoors in a fitting (snowy?) landscape.

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  4. This project could be endless. It allows me to think in concepts, draw images from nature that appeal to me here in the West, use a variety of female white cotton garments, and write of the heavy issues in my life. There are also endless ways of organizing the white cottons - on a wall, on a tree, on the floor, in water (?) - photographing them and eventually creating a slideshow presentation. There may never be a "final" project, but the process is perhaps the most engaging of any I've had up until now. And I needed this residency, tucked away on a ranch in Wyoming, to play around with the white cotton, working through problems I may have with it, and discovering aspects of the work that resonate with my aesthetic and make me feel that I'm on the right path. (This isn't to say that I haven't had some disappointments in some of the drawings or in some of the white cotton garments. There are some items that will only satisfy me in a photo or perhaps if I thrash it into the mud!)

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