Monday, June 28, 2010

Jennifer Starkweather: Spechome series






































































I am interested in using the map metaphorically to create a personal history that, although rendered from an actual physical location, takes on a shape of its own. I am interested in crossing the tenuous boundaries between what is real and what is imagined, what is felt and what is known and where the unreliability of memory encourages a range of interpretations and manipulations. I am curious how mark-making while depicting something concrete, shifts to a more intuitive realm, where I am able to act out my own diversions, dreams and memories.

Drawings become maps that tug at my memories, flashing miniature life histories before my eyes.

My work has varied from documenting wind currents that occur in specific and cherished locations to mapping the floor plans of houses that I have lived in. Presently I am interested in the idea of a “spec home” as an intuited place or moment that I have just not yet occupied. Working from memory in these drawings allows me to create, deviate from and imagine surfaces, landscapes, trees, objects and connections that are perceived and familiar. With the physical act of drawing dots, scratching lines, making smudges, and poking holes, I am able to create an annotated catalogue of my daydreams, memories and ruminations.

21 comments:

  1. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

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  2. 不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

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  3. 你所貫徹的形象,你喜愛它有多少百分比,你就幸福多少百分比................................................

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