Curling in on Itself

Curling was created in India while in residence at Khoj Kolkata International Artist Residency. The intent is to examine the malleability of sensory knowledge through layering enlarged marks and magnified views. Relationships are formed between abstraction and representation, the simple and the complex, confusion and order.

The objective is a tracing of the past to hopefully understand our complicated world. The need to recover an imagery’s origins, finding similarities and differences between cultures. Searching for a source of identity through an exploration in pattern. Trying to understand ornament as a visual language and ultimately through this use of pattern exploring how cultures influence each other.

Funding for this project was provided by the Tulane University Office of Academic Affairs and the Mellon Foundation. This work was also made possible by the generous support of the George Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust and the School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University.

Curling in on Itself, (Harrington St. Art Centre, Kolkata, India)
Curling in on Itself
Curling in on Oneself, (detail of relief prints backed in saris, Harrington St. Art Centre, Kolkata, India)
Detail of Curling
Curling in on itself, (detail of relief prints in progress, Harrington St. Art Centre, Kolkata, India)
Curling Detail
Curling in on itself, (relief prints in progress)
Curling Progress
Curling detail of prints in progress
Curling Progress
Curling, Installed at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, for NOLA Now
Curling CAC
Curling, At the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, for NOLA Now (room view)
Curl CAC2
Curling, Installed at WhiteSpace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Curling White Space
Curling At Detroit Artists’ Market
Curling in Detroit
Curling – Detroit Artists Market, Curling installed at the Detroit Artist Market, September 2014
Curling/Detroit Artists Market 1, relief prints backed in saris with string