Gazing Fondly (II)
Gazing Fondly (II)
Gazing Fondly (II)
Gazing Fondly (II)
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Gazing Fondly (II)

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Earth pigments, acrylic medium, ahimsa silk, graphite on hardboard

Dimensions: 24 x 36 x 0.75 inch
(approximately 61 x 91 x 2 cm)

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"After having completed a smaller version of similar structure, I yearned to see it at a larger scale. Having secured a ground of Ahimsa silk, hand-spun and hand-woven in India, to the hardboard panel, I applied layers of thin washes to the surface. The imperfection with which the squares and rectangles sit next to each other creates depth in the visual structure, which keeps the eye constantly moving around the piece. I find that when I engage in this type of active looking, I slow down and enter into a meditative state." — Marilet

Made from earth pigments and all natural materials, the pieces in this collection are all particles of nature re-formed, connecting the world outside with our worlds indoors. They have a steady presence and are composed of imperfect structures, which despite their irregularities (or perhaps thanks to them) are resilient and flexible, states of being I hope to embody. The imagery used is composed of positive and negative areas which invite the eye to move around, playfully distracting the mind from its preoccupations: a visual meditation of sorts.