Gloria DeFilipps Brush: (7581) From Language/Text II

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    (7581) From Language/Text II


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    20 inches x 24 inches



Artist Statement:

    This image is from the series Language Text II, which I began in 2001. The images are about the changing aura of language and its relationships with the objects existing in what we call real space. Objects wait to be recognized and enveloped by words, which form trajectories of both communication and miscommunication. Sometimes they are breaths without voice. They seek a secure syntactic position, but meaning is constantly devised, relocated, de-created.

    Language slips, revealing and reviving, negotiating the soft and uncertain terrain of thought and interpretation.

    The image was made with a scale-model architectural camera, which enables focusing on relatively small objects that are rendered in relatively sharp focus even when they are only inches away from the lens. The source images are then scanned using Photoshop software and digitally mediated.

Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:

    University of Minnesota Duluth