Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010

I have been solely focussed on my installation piece this Spring but I began to really miss the immediacy of 2D work. My idea was to pursue the subject matter of water. The impetus for this piece was the word "add water", so familiar in a cooking recipe but usually ruinous to any controlled work on silk. So, in fact, that is what I set myself up for: I put down controlled colors - in this case squares- and then... added water. I was thinking of the Japanese term wabi-sabi, which I understand to mean worn or imperfect. The water seems to accomplish that effect right away. I enjoy that.