Wednesday, June 2, 2010

linnea gabriella

slag (detail), 2009, acrylic on canvas, 59x71, delta, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 51x78, subatomic stitch, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 72x60

I am interested in limits, specifically, in their ability to generate surprise, even freedom. These limits need not be elaborate, or even obviously visible; in fact, it is often the most humble and self-evident limits, which, over time, build bizarre chandeliers of glimmering crystal, guide the catacomb construction of ant colonies, or shape the swoop of flocks and tidal currants with eerie similarity. Awareness of these limits does not guarantee predictive power, or the ennui of omniscience.

This is good, and fascinating.

And it is through this means that I make my work: every piece is the manifestation of a predetermined scheme – a system of small limits, with clear a beginning and end. These scripted pieces of visual choreography are allowed to accrue to show me their beauties and surprises, allowing discovery in the midst of certainty. Which, in the end, is a satisfying contradiction – a tension of philosophical forces hospitable to directed freedom and consistent astonishment.

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1 comment:

  1. This is so cool.Thank you. Heard about your art through Jake Hamilton.