tychman shapiro gallery, minneapolis, mn 2013

 

The starting point for the work included in Dream Weavings: Interpretations Through Collaborations is found in Genesis 21: 17-19.

 

I ask the question: how do we see?  What does it mean “to see”?  I wonder if  seeing is only a physical act or is it some kind of understanding or is it both?  I think about the notion that what we see is not always what is or what was the whole story.  Sometimes what is visible is, paradoxically, invisible.  It can be a moment in time, a recollection of a memory, a dream, an interpretation of text, a search for an answer…

 

The horizontal format of the prints is to me like lines on a page in a book of poems.  The progression of ink and the accumulation of information from one print to the other- dark to light or light to dark, fewer images or more images, depending on how one “reads” the prints- offers the viewer an opportunity to see more clearly, or to begin to lose the details,  just as we do when we are seeing/not seeing.

 

I am interested in the gaps, but even more importantly, I am interested in the questions…