Altered: White Revise

By Tanya Gill
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other - 2016 - 9 in x 12 in

"White Revise" of the "Altered" Series is viewed with the traditional backside facing front. This reveals the re-weaving technique of the Rafoogar master. Thread is re-woven into the cloth where fibers have been taken away. The re-weaving makes the cloth whole again, as well as reveals the image.

Medium is darned thread in found cloth.

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Daniel Leng
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This work is interesting to me on many levels both physically and metaphorically. The idea that things and people can be defined by the randomness that happens and the randomness of the reaction is wonderful. Tearing cloth... seemingly perfect re-weaving... alterations... a look at what's behind what has been made whole again? All complex ideas presented in a simple object. Beautiful to think about. Thanks for sharing your work.

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A seemingly small event can alter ones being, our society, and our physical environment in a very substantial way. This event may simply be deciding to react, or not, to another. These continuous everyday alterations are poetically examined in my work.

Holes are made in the fabric or paper, and then filled with daring or inlay. The fabric/paper is made whole again, and a unified surface is created. The process mimics the act of adaptation. I arrived at this exploration through my own experience of living between cultures, and observing myself assimilating to my new surroundings. The old lives with the new, and a new existence is made.

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A seemingly small event can alter ones being, our society, and our physical environment in a very substantial way. This event may simply be deciding to react, or not, to another. These continuous everyday alterations are poetically examined in my work.

Holes are made in the fabric or paper, and then filled with daring or inlay. The fabric/paper is made whole again, and a unified surface is created. The process mimics the act of adaptation. I arrived at this exploration through my own experience of living between cultures, and observing myself assimilating to my new surroundings. The old lives with the new, and a new existence is made.

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