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  • Writer's pictureZelene Schlosberg

About "Interim Landscape"

Identity, 2019, acrylic, wood panel, thread and stones, 8x16x2 inches

There is something uncanny about water in motion, its ability to convey succinctly and profoundly the passage of time. I am not the first to notice this of course. Here is Heraclitus: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Confucius had an opinion, too. It is not an accident that these very themes, not to mention the materials themselves, are essential to certain streams of Eastern philosophy. The latest pieces, all of which are mixed media and in black and white, affirm a preoccupation with these subjects, suggesting an elemental aesthetic, both modern and timeless. Also at work is the idea of canvas as corporeal presence, and here the small scale contributes to a sense of physical intimacy and immediacy.


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