Comments on: The In Between-sies http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/ Thu, 26 Sep 2013 04:22:01 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.4 By: admin http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-755 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:25:46 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-755 Michelle, thank you for reminding me about play and letting go, deconstructing and destroying things to make something new. Yes to it all.

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By: Michelle Wilson http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-719 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:49:53 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-719 Having just seen Hung Liu’s show at the OMC, there was something I read there about how she paints circles when she doesn’t know what to paint, just to keep the rhythm of painting going. Makes me think it’s sort of a painter’s version of dumb balls.

As for myself, I make collages. As a printmaker, I always have old proofs, state prints, tests, etc, things that I messed up or that didn’t work out. These I cut up and make into collages – sort of destroying something old to lead to something new. However, I make them rather quickly – usually 2-3 in 30-40 minutes. Instead of contemplating, like you are doing in your drawings, I’m trying not to think or justify, but instead to just play and be free. So much of my work over the past few years has been “projects” – that have been long and developed ideas, and I need to spend time playing to let go.

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By: admin http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-717 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 20:31:48 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-717 Sieglinde, I love that you connect line-making with words – how drawing a line can communicate something different than language. Of course language holds such a special place in my heart, but I also think there is something exciting about limits of our words.

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By: Sieglinde http://susanomalley.org/the-in-between-sies/#comment-715 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:16:33 +0000 http://susanomalley.org/?p=1139#comment-715 I too use line drawings as a form of meditation Susan! For me they are not repeated questions
though, but paths of an inner excavation; a visualization of a thought, a memory, a story, an experience … And then I started drawing them on my back (“Things change and then nothing happens” video). Line drawings can say so many powerful things, without the use of a single word. They always remind me of the following quote:
“With words we can say anything, we can lie as long as the day. But we cannot lie in the recreation of an experience” ~ Louise Bourgouis

Now about those Dumb Balls … I need to make some asap, or at least find out what they would be in “Sieglinde’s world”. A constructive way to dance in-between the known and the unknown, we could all benefit from that. Thank you for sharing the above!!

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