Wednesday, June 13, 2012

the domestic arts

Starting with the Dish Pile Free Form Sculpture on
a Drydock.
Since time steeping myself in any creative endeavors leaves the building frequently, I've decided to include the many ways I create around the house . . .
Note the jaunty angle of the glass in the
center depicting the artist's attempt at
asymmetry and balance.

The blurry Cutting Board and Rightly-Angled Bread
Knife with Butter Bowl and Wine depicts the artist's
existential angst. Why the bread knife? Why the butter
bowl? We comprehend fully the wine bottle.

 In Unfolded & Folded, we see the artist's playful
cavalier attitude toward dish towels. What secrets are
lying within that folded dish towel? What is it the
artist dares not reveal?

Note how the juxtaposition of these items on the counter
show a certain regimentation of life. Dishes get dirty.
Dishes get clean. Dishes get dirty again and the hands
require lotion. One can feel the treadmill existence this
artist is trapped in just by how these objects are
gathered in this space. Oh. The horror.



Finally, here we see in this
complementary color usage the freedom
the artist seeks. The dishes are done.
The hands are dry. She can finally leave
the confines of kitchen drudgery.
She can move on. Note the feeling in the
drape of the towel. Clearly, a
signature piece!

2 comments:

Ashling said...

I'm struck by the framing of the towels by the window--where does the road lead? Will there be no dishes to dry along that road? And the warm shock of orange bowl against steel and aluminum pans speaks of the rebellious nature of art vs rigid industrialism.

Ruth said...

The blurry Cutting Board and Rightly-Angled Bread Knife with Butter Bowl and Wine depicts the artist's existential angst.

Is the angst due to a lack of crusty bread?