Judith Ann Braun’s ongoing interest in the exploration of abstraction in her work has taken on new meaning since 2003 when she started working within a set of rules she invented and refers to as “Symmetrical Procedures.” Braun constrains herself to work within these rules which include abstraction and bilateral symmetry. Her body of work entitledFingerings are drawing that consist of marks made with her graphite covered fingers rather than a conventional brush or other artist’s tool. Many times she works ambidextrously using both her right and left hands to make marks simultaneously. The resulting effect of her unique method is an expressive mark making that beautifully demonstrates the immediacy of gesture.
Kaiser-Mony (Canada) - The Dreamer, 2010 Digital Arts
What if clouds and lakes switched spots and every time you looked up you’d see waves being pulled by the moon and we’d wade through the clouds on a hot day. What if birds grew grass and the ground grew feathers. What if flowers were as tall as trees and trees as small as flowers.
the notessss!!!! oh boy. hehe I made that up (; My creativity is flowing. I should write a children’s novel.
When you’re walking down the street do you think to check for enormous inflatable clown heads that might be lurking between the buildings? From now on, you just might.
Endgame (Coulrophobia) by Max Streicher, Toronto, 2010
“Inflatables have had an important place in Max Streicher’s work since 1989. Inflatables are the medium of enchantment, fantasy and optimism, but things do go wrong. Take the Hindenburg, for example. Macy’s Parade balloon characters occasionally crash into the crowd.”
This internal explosion would cause a great amount of attention towards myself.. if I were to ever really channel this energy. Isn’t it funny how we pay most attention to those who transcend the “every day norm?” When we look back to a certain time or day, we don’t think to ourselves “Gosh that one really well mannered and quiet guy was so average and memorable” - it’s the more explosive occurrences that stand out in our minds. We think back to those who were loud, upset, or whatever. Pouring out a lot of energy, causing attention to themselves. This is one reason why I am selective with who I let see behind the curtain of my every day personality. And even then, it feels a chore to communicate soundly.
Honestly, simple words and this ” L A N G U A G E “ is a flimsy half-ass method of truly connecting with one another. But is that the point? With so many different aspects, levels, and plain THINGS that life consists of.. maybe one of the most sarcastic life challenges is to reconnect all of the dots that have somehow found themselves labeled as “separate.” And this involves using a multitude of tools and mediums. “There was never meant to be only one.”
Like our journey in life, like creating art: there are endless possibilities for going through such processes. There is no real journey if our path has been laid out for us. If getting to where we need to be was as easy as reading a sign or a book.. where would the fun of it be?
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