WHO'S COLLECTING ALL THE TEARS WE SHED? (REMAKE/R)
The kind of creativity that remains as indelible and insoluble as dreams
Who's Collecting All the Tears We Shed? (Remake/r ), a six-part analog collage series reflecting on how women experience painful situations and the various coping mechanisms involved, begins with a kernel - a feeling turned into an image which, in turn, remains permanently frozen into a single moment of recognition.Here is the artist operating in her own space and time, expressing herself to herself alone by taking a pair of scissors to work. Individually cut and glued, each element, no matter how small, serves as a brushstroke to achieve a balanced composition guided by color. Figurative elements and biomorphic shapes, flower petals and tear shaped paper droplets, bright yellow lemons and abstracted limbs are just a few of the warring elements in these small-ish paper collages.
Inspired by Hans Arp's and Joan Miro's adaptation of biomorphic forms, Wassily Kandinsky's joyful automatism, and Henry Matisse's approach to collage as a painting, this series of handmade paper collages explores the potential for unique compositional relationships that result from the unfussy yet harmonious arrangement of organic forms and non-representational and figurative elements in order to expand on the state of a woman living in a world that makes her feel like not enough - or too much - at all times, a world that keeps her in the in-between of who she is and who she thinks she needs to be.
The resulting visual compositions remain as personal, indelible, and insoluble as dreams, which may be the very thing that makes these collages so strangely familiar and yet so hard to decipher.
- Visual Influences
Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp (Jean Arp) - his work is non-representational, yet firmly rooted in nature. His most abstract compositions suggest organic forms.
Twyla Tharp - is an American dancer, choreographer, and author. By combining different forms of movement – such as jazz, ballet, boxing, and inventions of her own making.
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