Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This is where I fall

This is where I fall, attempting to walk, amidst the awe. I meander through the haze of light that fades in and out of vision. I follow, and respect the call, the impulse to create in response to the space that I frequent and navigate (with the world as my palette and a reminder of the architecture of my past). As I learn to walk and create an aesthetic that is responsive to the subtleties of light, I utilize memory to connect emotionally to what could be so easily viewed as detached. Instead the memories trigger context providing a multitude of layers that leave my drawings within the world with awareness of phenomenon and for the care of how my brothers and sisters navigate the world.
For Relaxation/Excitation (I Know How Much You Like Surprises), I have used light, color, and space to regulate the body of the viewer/participants. The first room of the installation is primarily directed towards the idea of relaxation through the orientation of both blue and green light. This creates a meditative space. These cool shades ease nerves and attenuate emotions. It is interesting to note that the cones within the eyes are most sensitive to wavelengths at 510m, which resides around green light. It is here where the heart rate drops and the muscles relax.
At the same time, there is a push and pull between cool and warm, as a red and yellow light excites with its electric warmth and a crawl space brings anxiety for what may be discovered.
So with this being said, how can we encourage the enlightenment of our perceptions and challenge how we navigate this earth?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I've seen a Dying Eye by Emily Dickinson

I've seen a Dying Eye
Run round and round a Room -
In search of Something - as it seemed -
Then Cloudier become -
And then - obscure with Fog -
And then - be soldered down
Without disclosing what it be
'Twere blessed to have seen -

Sunday, May 3, 2009