Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sequestration of CO2
(Exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions)

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
Over the past decade or so, I have created a new signature technique named MultiSperse Dye Sublimation (MSDS). This technique employs disperse dyes and involves hand printing multiple resists and multiple overprinted layers, employing numerous color plates and plant materials. The completed works are rich in color, light, shade, contrast, movement, depth, and moreover, yield a three-dimensional quality to the finished printed artworks. For your convenience, I have listed the following posts on this blogspot that also features this technique using cloth as the medium.
When Rainforests Ruled
Wangi’s Djirang
Merge And Flow
Flames Unfurling
Selected Disperse Dye ArtCloths

This blogspot contains many posts of artworks that have featured in a number of exhibitions that have been curated by me or by other people. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. M-T Wisniowski
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Visionary and Eclipse (Engaging New Vision) J. Ryder
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian
Codes – Lost Voices (ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Unleashed: The Rise of Australian Street Art (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
Confluence (SDA Conference) Various Artists
Transformation (Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery) Various Artists
The Journey (Megalo Studio) M-T. Wisniowski
Another Brick (Post Graffiti ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Six Memos (Shepparton Art Gallery) S. Fell-MacLean
Venice Biennale (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
Floating (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) H. Lancaster
When Rainforests Glowed (Eden Gardens Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
My Southern Land (Galerie 't Haentje te Paart, Netherlands) M-T. Wisniowski
The Last Exhibition @ Galerie ’t Haentje the Paart
Paste Modernism 4
El Anatsui
Mark Making on Urban Walls – Post Graffiti Art Work
Memory Cloth - Rememberings in Textile
Make Lace Not War - Part I
Fleeting


Introduction
Instalments of artist statements and a snapshot of their work in the exhibition will feature on a weekly basis.

The catalog of the exhibition is far more detailed in terms of opening addresses and artist’s biographies, curriculum vitae and statements etc. and moreover, is a holistic record of the exhibition itself.


Synopsis of Artwork: Sequestration of CO2
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a dense colorless gas. Its emission into the atmosphere via the burning of fossil fuels has become a major concern with respect to climate change. Consequently, around the world a new vision is taking root amongst the decision makers, namely, the need to balance opposing processes in order to ensure our ecosystem becomes a steady-state environment.

Carbon dioxide plays an essential part in two similar but opposite processes of considerable importance namely, photosynthesis and respiration.

All plants on the Earth contribute to photosynthesis and the subsequent output of both stored chemical energy in the form of biomass and the significant by-product oxygen (O2). Photosynthesis is a daytime activity since it requires light to make it happen. Photosynthesis reaches its maximum CO2 consumption in midmorning, which drops of progressively thereafter.

All plants on the Earth are involved in the respiration process; namely, they also use the stored energy and oxygen in metabolic activities associated with growth and reproduction. Respiration does not need light and so it is a day as well as a nighttime activity. However, nighttime plant respiration generally releases a maximum of CO2 into the atmosphere within a few hours of darkness, which drops progressively thereafter.

For an ecosystem to maintain itself the output of the photosynthesis must be at least equal to the respiratory demands of the system. The “Sequestration of CO2” explores the similar (but opposing in direction) diurnal patterns of photosynthesis and respiration in an Australian ecosystem setting.


Technique
MultiSperse Dye Sublimation technique (developed by Marie-Therese Wisniowski) using delustered satin. Dyptich: 60 cm (width) x 300 cm (length).

The MuliSperse Dye Sublimation technique will be tutored by Marie-Therese Wisniowski at the Surface Design Association post conference workshop in June 2011, Minneapolis USA.

(a) Sequestration at Redcliffe City Art Gallery (right artwork).
Photograph courtesy of Karen Tyler, Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
Photography by Al Sim.

(b) Sequestration at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery (right artwork, with left artwork being that of Annie Trevillian - see future post).
Photograph courtesy of Cedric Boudjema, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.


(c) Photograph of diurnal patterns of photosynthesis (left artwork) and respiration (right artwork) in an Australian ecosystem (M-T Wisniowski).

(d) Detail photograph of diurnal pattern of photosynthesis (M-T Wisniowski).

(e) Detail photograph of diurnal pattern of respiration (M-T Wisniowski).

2 comments:

linda stokes said...

These are stunning - would so love to see this exhibition - pity it's not coming to WA. I have got the catalogue and will enjoy reading your posts.

Art Quill Studio said...

Hello Linda,
I'm so pleased that you enjoyed viewing my pieces.
As I mentioned, a new ArtCloth work from the exhibition will be uploaded on a weekly basis until the exhibition closes at Wangaratta Gallery in late January 2011.
Many more exquisite works to come ! !