Shift from vague to clear...

Macy Chadwick

I am still in the inspiration stages of our Shift project. I am especially interested in the idea that we will be shifting from tiny books to large format prints. And I'm considering other ways of making a visual or conceptual shift within my book. So here is some of the visual research I have been doing, and the various definitions of shift that go along with each. By next post I hope to have some mock-ups...

S H I F T from 2-D to 3-D

Marco Tirelli installation, Venice Biennale, 2013

Marco Tirelli installation, Venice Biennale, 2013

A Marco Tirelli installation at the 2013 Venice Biennale. I was especially struck by the way this artist created a grid incorporating two dimensional prints and drawings with small scale sculptures and objects.
 

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Eva Kotatkova also at the Biennale. Installation of altered books and surrealistic collages, instructional manuals and textbook pages. Again, the interaction of paper and sculpture is intriguing.

 

 

 

S H I F T from single to multiple

 

 

Jacob Hashimoto installation  

Jacob Hashimoto installation

 

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Installation by Jacob Hashimoto at the Querini Stampalia in Venice. This was the most inspirational show at the Biennale for me-- Jacob's work involves paper, string and multiples.

 

 

S H I F T from hand-drawn to graphic

(I didn't get the name of this artist from the Biennale) I was inspired by this pairing of an organic watercolor or drawing/pochoir and a more clear graphic depiction of a similar theme.

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S H I F T from vague to clear, from fragment to whole
From a recent book about Emily Dickinson called The Gorgeous Nothings. I am going to work with this concept of something unclear made clear or in translating something organic into a more graphic version therefore clarifying or adding to the meaning.

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