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.