Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birds 11 May

I'm wondering if the birds as a group (top photo) isn't more effective than the individual squares. Recurring questions of the relationship of the bird form to the background persist; I like the idea of finding some kind of unity through materials and process that allows the two to exist both separately and as one at the same time. Weaving comes to mind but it's not something I'm either knowledgeable about or equipped to  do. Another thing I keep thinking about is the idea of the birds as land forms in water, but really, the biggest question is if the ink drawings are an ends in themselves, or the point of departure of something larger.... for now I'll keep doing ink drawings.

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