Because I’m drawing again, thoughts about line have really been on my mind. By expanding how we think about line, a greater significance is given to it. An artist, Chiharu Shiota, extends drawing into space, merging the viewer, the drawing, and the overall environment. The physicality of the installations are a wonderful balance to the meditative quality they evoke.
This video is of her recent show in Paris and has her talking and working.
Whether she is connecting objects to space,
Or, by just defining space, the work becomes simultaneously transcendent and visceral.
Given her background with body installation art, I wanted to include these three performance pieces. All of the elements; the artist, the environment, the medium, imply to their meaning and purpose. But more importantly, meanings go begging for new definitions.