Saturday, June 9, 2012

Millennium Palimpsest I & II
ArtCloth Dyptich

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Introduction
Millennium Palimpsest I & II - ArtCloth Dyptich - has been exhibited in the following international art exhibitions: Houston Quilt Festival of ArtCloth – “ArtCloth Spanning Continents” (George Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas, USA); Geelong Fibre Forum - “Marie-Therese Wisniowski: Retrospective” (Sinclaire Gallery, Geelong, Victoria, Australia).

Artist Statement
Australian aboriginal rock art (over 60,000 years in age) often has layers of images overlaid by images of more contemporary artists. Reworking the same space with a history of artistic marks yields evidence of a continuous presence in handing down a visual experience from one generation of artists to the next. Palimpsest is a manuscript written over a partly erased older manuscript in such a way that the old words can be read beneath the new. The ArtCloth dyptich, "Millennium Palimpsest I & II", describe in ArtCloth form a contemporary world where walls have replaced caves and images are continuously painted over. They symbolize the continuity of an ever diminishing cultural memory but do so within a modern paradigm.

Millennium Palimpsest I


Millennium Palimpsest I (Full View).
Technique: Dyed, multiple over-dyes including clamp resist, discharged, illumination discharge, stenciled and silk screened employing fiber reactive dyes on cotton voile with silver lurex thread.
Size: 1.15 meters (width) x 2.00 meters (length).

Millennium Palimpsest I (Detailed View).

Millennium Palimpsest I (Detailed View).


Millennium Palimpsest II

Millennium Palimpsest II (Full View).
Technique: Multiple silkscreen techniques, deconstructed silkscreen and mono prints employing fiber reactive dyes on cotton voile with silver lurex thread..
Size: 1.15 meters (width) x 3.00 meters (length).

Millennium Palimpsest II (Detailed View).

Millennium Palimpsest II (Detailed View).

No comments: