Just a quick flash – caught in the corner of my eye… Did a bicycle just ride through my artwork?
A small framed rice paper collage hangs on the wall in the dining room. Because it’s under reflective plexiglass, sometimes window reflections appear to be in the artwork itself. When a window reflection included a biker floating down the street through the front window, it added motion.
I like that flash of time and change as a metaphor for growing with a piece of artwork.
When I invite a piece of art into my home, my hope is that it will be like a relationship with a person. There is something new to see and learn each day. My understanding of it may grow and develop with time.
I framed this small collage because it speaks to me. It was one of my earliest experiments with monotype printing on rice paper. When I look at it, I remember the process. I remember the building up of layers. I enjoy again the roots connecting the dark abstract shape at the top and the rocks at the bottom.
When I change, my feeling about this artwork changes. Experiences will move through me day by day, just as a bicyclist moved through the reflected window. Living with original artwork is an opportunity to experience emotion and meaning – as well as how those things grow, move and become something new.
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