Born: 1960, Buffalo, NY
New watercolor monotypes from Eva Lundsager: Constellation 28-41
From the artist:
These are constellations of paint that become multiple animated puddles, creatures, beings, stars and planets, accumulations of paint growing out of a process that combines the accidental with the controlled, deliberate mark. It was a joy making these, hard fought at first, slow to figure out how to work with the materials, eventually building in ease and flow, one after the other. While planning and working on these I thought of Miro’s Constellations, whichI saw in 1993 at MOMA, and as I finished them I thought of this summer of the eclipse, when we all looked up at the same time.
Our viewpoint is somehow part of above and below, we are rooted even as we move through the atmosphere, part of the ground and part of the space surrounding it. The constellation seems to move between the two as well, we see it above our world, multiple animations moving in space, sometimes coming back down towards the ground, sometimes moving into the ground.
I’m stuck to the ground but I’m always looking up into another space, to the sky, the stars and planets, and seeing this as a vehicle for imagination, imagining other worlds, other lives, other possibilities, other ways of existence. Imagination, putting yourself into an experience you haven’t literally had, is the start of empathy. We could use more empathy right now.
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