Sunday, July 2, 2017

Threads of life.

Threads of life. (Two views) Julie Clarke (c) 2017
Small, sculptural piece composed of 18 (11 x 22cm) black envelopes, cut up photographs of self-portraits from the Old Knitter of Black Wool project, printed text (from my unpublished memoir entitled Seven Years a Child) and black wool.
The envelop in the context of this project is the rectangular shape of the Guillotine where particular women of Paris would sit and knit as the amputated heads of the aristocracy rolled past. It is a casket or the vertical black & mysterious monolith in the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Turned horizontally the monolith is the wide cinema screen or the blank, black screen of the iphone. It is an inversion of the white space artists confront before they begin to create a drawing or painting. It is a void.

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