Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reparation cloth


My goal was to follow through on the thesis of my dissertation which was that a large cloth filled with small hand made marks would set the viewer off into their own inner immensity. See here. Although it seemed straightforward enough, I found it very difficult to focus on just that and kept finding ways to add a more figurative element which I would wreck and then repair.

Apparently, this creative process is quite normal and important from a psycho-analytic viewpoint. Hanna Segal believed that art is more about nourishment than self expression.
Although for the degree exhibition I am going to show just the one piece, Monumental Simplicity, I decided today to clean the white cloth that I struggled with over the winter in order to show the examiners my process.

Seeing it fill up with air did nourish me, actually.

8 comments:

  1. Beautifull. Unobvious mobile space who defines itself. I'm very happy I've found your blog. It is very interesting.
    I do some experiments with painted fabrics, I'm artist from Poland. :)

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  2. Nourishment more than self-expression--now that helps me make sense of my own creative urge. I never thought of it that way. Your work is indeed nourishing and inspiring for this viewer, seeing it only on the small screen. It's moving and memorable.

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  3. Nourishment indeed, creative expression is like fuel (for me at least), I am happier for it, live, breathe, eat, drink, create....

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  4. Seeing it fill up with wind, air .... it comes alive.

    Creating certainly nourishes my soul, give me a real feeling of personal accomplishment too. The more I create, the more I grow creatively.

    I really enjoyed seeing this piece filling with wind.

    Jacky xox

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  5. What a beautiful thesis, Judy.


    The air is so stilled here today, the water stilled, quiet; your mages seem to carry the wind to me. Its amazing.

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  6. I continue to a) not understand; b) be nourished by the Mystery.

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  7. I have decided I am going to have my notebook by when I read your blog and write your right thoughts and quotes. They will nourish my creativity.

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  8. Gorgeous work Judy. Love the installation aspect of it. Enjoy the time in England and the chance to show off your work. Congrats!

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