"above and beyond the imprint"
#theartassignment imprint 12
Sopheap Pich works, pictured in the assignment video, are beautiful. The prints remind me of artful timelines or slowed heart rates. I wondered if his life was as beautiful as his works, thinking that simple, conclusive flow, and right the first time around. Not so for me.
My life and art is full of steps, journeys, mistakes, inconclusive flows, and I am rewarded only if I have made many attempts to get satisfaction and taken it way past my intended boundaries. It’s the hard way but I feel righteous about it and have accepted my way of dealing with my art.
In making this piece I used several things for imprinting on the paper, cut up pie pan, blouse, blackberry container, and the blackberries too. I was still not satisfied till I decided to get 3-D with the folds of the paper and making imprints that way. I was in love with the effect. Then I started setting up a scene, as usual, I could not leave it at that. I cut out a female figure from one of my books and “imprint folded” to symbolize myself and added it to the “folded imprinted” papers. So, instead of a timeline of a day, it is a visual routine of the day.
First photo, steps to getting there. imprint- to mark or fix by pressing or stamping, a mark made by imprinting ”I consider folding an imprint.”
Second photo, close up of folded imprints.
Third photo, I am asking myself, ” installation or diorama?”
I enjoyed the assignment. Thanks, Dolores