Sunday, August 11, 2019

cottage conversation

 
'stop it!' she says to me and throws a pillow at me from the day bed.
'stop getting old'

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

about existence in a world of flux

showing the reverse side of thunder moon, with the coloured wool inner layer revealed by the stitch process itself, through the sheer wool back cloth
It's that essence I search for.

Betty Goodwin, in 1975  

Saturday, July 6, 2019

an atmosphere of time

 
I am intrigued by the qualities of old cloth and by the evocation of its own history through the surfaces, whether patched, stained, rich, worn, moth-eaten or faded.
I want to create works that are contemporary equivalents of these old fragments of cloth.

Pam Gaunt
Australia

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Then one day she stopped painting

 
 
 
So often, women wrest their art from brackets of silence.  Nothing in our special education as women encourages us to stsruggle for significance.  How do we dare to create forms and images, to illuminate our experiences, to subject our possibilities to scrutiny?

Caffyn Kelley, editor Gallerie Women's Art Volume 1  1988

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

phenomenology

 
phenomonology:

a philosophical approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience

a philosophy of embodiement

the haptic sense, emotional, subjective

what is different about the new minimalism?
touch

Friday, June 21, 2019

the timeless present

An artwork or building made a thousand years ago - in a culture completley unknown -
touches us because we encounter the timeless present
of being a human being
in that work.
Juhani Pallasmaa