Hello from Cambodia.....last few days here before moving on and happy that it's rained hard enough that I didn't feel too bad about being inside finishing this work off!
In these latest drawings, I am following on ideas about fragmenting work so that the original ceases to exist whole as it was but still remains complete in a metaphysical way.
Firstly, I made a drawing that measured H 50 x W 70 cms and then I unmade the drawing into these smaller works, dividing the paper into equal parts of 35. In doing so each part perhaps becomes more significant somehow. The added element of sending these individual works from my 'studio' into many different lives interests and excites me. From the initial thought, the idea, the thing itself is spored into the world, affecting change like part of an alchemical process.
I have shown the original work and the process of dismantling it along with some collages to give an idea how the work could look put back together and so you can play 'Wheres Wally' and find this particular square! The title number refers to the row and column of the section. i.e row 2 column 5. I have also included some images of different coloured mounts to inspire you! Work will be backed onto white card for protection but unmounted so you can choose your own colour.
Each work will be numbered and signed on the back. A limited edition print will be available of the master work soon.
All works will be shipped in a reinforced envelope from Asia using the most secure and efficient method available. Join me on this journey? Buy a part of the path and help spread the word for me....10% of profit will always go to a local charity.
PLEASE NOTE: All works now showing are part of my travel works. For clarity, I have, for the time being, described my main practice as Painting/Drawing (rather than sculpture) because all of my other work is no longer showing on this site whilst I am travelling. These works can be found on my website at: www.sandlaurenson.com along with a more general Artist Statement and Bio.
Read on for more behind the making of these particular works..
For some time I have been making work that uses repetition, multiples and patterning as a translator for ideas that I am interested in..archetypes, the collective consciousness, macrocosms, microcosms, algorithms, fractals, geometry, alchemy and various other theories in science, theology, symbols, myths and philosophies that discuss synchronicity, connections, similarities, cause and effect and the intertwining and enfolding within these disciplines.
The continual similarities between an image of a nebula, a cell, a flower, a fractal, a raindrop, gives me a motif, a symbol, a signifier, a switch, that turns the work into whatever the viewer is open to see. Physically destroying (?) transforming a completed work into many parts of itself translates these ideas perfectly for me as the work is reborn, recycled, redeemed and evolved into a new thing(s)
Any thoughts or questions, please get in touch.
Paint, Inks and pencil on Paper