there are things in life we perceive as limits. there are limits that exist and ways to push them for the purposes of growing and expanding. there are limits that exist as boundaries and ways to keep us safe and contained. what happens if we approach our life with a sense of, just try, and what if?
what if I quit my job and drive across the country? what if I am vulnerable with self and others in honesty and accountability? what if I see, just try, to make bigger things than I’ve done before?
i created my largest work this weekend, a body of work entitled wind song. the prints — larger than my physical self — required assistance, friendship, support. the work — a collection of 8 one-of-a-kind marbled prints — measure at 38” x 50” and explore the patterns and what ifs of wind.
these prints asked for that sense of trying. what happens if we fill a pool with water? will the ink sink or float? will the paper hold? what can I do myself, and what do I need? what will the skies say that day?
wind song explores calm and control, chaos and uncertainty. it explores the moments we stand on our own two feet and the moments where we ask for assistance. it explores that which we can control (colors, paper, placement) and that which we have to sink into and accept (the shapes, the movement, the intensity). wind song is a meditation on the dance of wind: gusts, calm, whispers. it is a collection of moments capturing the dance of ink on water in the suminagashi process, of the weather captured on paper. i am so grateful for the friends who helped and made this possible - jenn and amber, thanks!
you can see wind song for yourself and purchase work from the collection from april 22 until july 21 at wet city. join us for the opening party on may 2 from 6 - 8PM, and stay tuned for more information on upcoming marbling events!