Sunday, April 25, 2010

Installation -

I had promised to show you the installation and Elli(my daughter who is still in Greece right now), reminded me I have not done so yet!
The installation was really the core of the show , it was all about what I had learned from the whole year's 'small blessings' project.


I used the *pencil* (which really can be seen as the smallest blessing around!), to allude to both writing and drawing, that I used to redirect my own life and rethink my own story.


In the middle of the wall I placed an older painting that I painted over with plain black, then turned it around , drew images on the back of the canvas and then cut them out(liberated them...). I wanted to take my 'thoughts' and 'memories' and remove them from 'one context' and let 'them' find new associations and 'homes'.
The final drawings were loosely sewn together as they were really pointing to experimentation and looking for a new approach to things, and a time of 'process' rather than anything finalised . I wanted them to be more 'fluid' and 'brainstorming' -like , which is where I feel I am right now. I think it makes a lot of sense that I went straight into the 'reaching out' project; it is the natural child of this installation which was the last thing I put together for the show.







One more thing, or rather seven more things, as the lovely Alexandra tagged me!
1. I love the colour pink with great intensity...
2. when I was around eight I dreamt of having a whole room of dresses but I grew up to be a very sloppy dresser, and I don't know why, and I hate it...
3. I very secretly love clothes, love fashion, I think fashion designers are
showering gifts to the world...
4. I love handbags with an even greater passion...
5. but I have the hardest time finding shoes that make my feet happy. I would rather wear boots all year long!
6. My (very generous) daughter, Rea, took me for a full hour-long massage........as a birthday present recently...
She had one too next to me and at the end she said, 'mommy thank you for not moaning...'
which is so very funny!!!! But I will tell you I did alot of 'inner moaning' because it was all sooooo wonderful!!!!
7 . I am passing this on to Gloria.
(but if you leave a comment consider yourself tagged as well!)
Hugs!

12 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

Your installation is just wonderful and beautiful. I love how you "liberated" the images - freeing them to experience new, yet familiar, lives. Truly splendid, Annamaria!

Kylie said...

What a magnificent process Annamaria. I loved reading about it and looking at your photos as I did so.... It was just magical :) Thanks for sharing this process. Kx

p.s. I've done my 7 so I consider myself untagged ;)
http://kylie-3sheets.blogspot.com/2010/03/seven.html

marie-louise said...

Really interesting!

Laura said...

i am in awe, annamaria. wow.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Innovative concept, and I really like your 'quilt' of drawings.

xx
julie
ps
Pink rules!

mano said...

your installation is great! I love the experimental character and particularly the liberated paintings.

our little love nest said...

Amazing process and pieces. I love the literal sewing together to portray your time of fluid process and I love where this has taken you to now. Wishing you a lovely week ahead, Annamaria! xo

Llapingachitos said...

hi annamaria- love your blog!

Fine Little Day said...

I like the installation Annamaria!

annamaria said...

Thank you all so much!
Annamaria :)XXX

L'Accent Nou - creative projects said...

So COOOOL! Congrats! I LOVE installations!

Fine Little Day said...

Keep coming back to this.