Monday, May 21, 2012

Motion as a Sculptural Element

Still playing with ideas of motion as a way to inform sculpture. With water, the more it seems to move the more it stands still. Its interplay with light suggests a mutual effect each has on the other.

Water making forms of its own, water fitting in and flouting forms, water in contact with rock. All of these result in patterns at once recognizable and dazzling in their variability.

Considering "static" art: How to engage your hand in creating a reflection of movement? Is even suggesting movement desirable? Or is there another level, another dimension almost, at which we want to inhabit the triumphal world of motion?

Motion temporal and spatial, two properties or one? And if "motion" is something caught in a dozen frames or a hundred or a million, is the "stopped" motion "still?"

Personally as I dive through the unknown waters of a sabbatical lying ahead of me I feel with every stroke through this medium to possibility for growth and new forms of movement, a phenomenology just unrolling as I swim beside and through it in wonder. The flame of water feeds the flame of creativity.

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