These works came about while contemplating my entry into COMA's next exhibition (Collaborative of Maleny Artists organised by Ken Munsie) 'MALENY IMAGE 8 : between the lines' to be exhibited at Rosetta Books, Maleny (27 Mayto 12 June, 2011).
So....... we are asked to create an artwork inspired by a book that we have recently read. Strictly a non-fiction kinda gal, my recent reads have had a tendency to be on the 'heavy' side and not everbodies cup of tea! So I opted for one of my 'lighter' non-fiction reads - 365 Tao Daily Meditation by Deng Ming-Dao with each piece (or word) reflecting one verse (daily meditation) from the book.
Working with my discarded prerequisite - 'chance' played its part once again with a happy find of an old Scrabble set a few days out from the call for entries. Too irresistable - exhibiting at a bookshop - title "between the lines"- finding the Scrabble tiles, words are a must for this one! And might I add, only one entry per person - geewizacumz which one to choose?
Each piece stands suspended upright onto old wooden stamp blanks. Assembled with cyclone rod, lock nuts, stainless steel spring and Scrabble tiles.
An arial view
REST : No.316 Rest
LIVE : No. 256 Arbitrary
SEEK : 261 Silence
Angled view - REST - LIVE - SEEK
DRAW - PLAY : No. 250 Reverence
HOPE - FIND : No. 240 Outlook
BE LOVE : LOVE ME
(corresponding verse - tba)
AWARENESS : No. 21 Skills
ABUNDANCE : No. 42 Walking
GRATITUDE No. 9 Optimism
TRAN_FORM : No. 41 Resolution
(this piece is open to be read either way - front to back or back to front!)
And of course, if further insight into each piece is desired, one would have to read the corresponding Daily Meditation to find out....