cheryl wilgren clyne process and statement
The sets of drawings 1 through 5 come from a series of still images I have extracted from digital video footage created late in 2006. My intent for the original piece was to examine the way light, dark and reflection interact with different water environments. I experimented with many water and light sources, in hopes of finding a way to express the importance of water. This idea came from my concern for sustainable water usage and environmental awareness. I extracted many groups of still images from the footage. The series featured here expressed my conceptual motivations most closely. I found intricate patterns in the way light reflected and the shadows cast. The images were then changed slightly (by moving them by tiny increments) into over 1400 images used for a stop motion animation. The images themselves were part of "recycled" process creating new works distant from their original content. In this grouping, I have added a series of ink and paper images, intricate in detail. Up close each drawing has intense detail, but look somewhat similar to the original images from a distance. (group 5 of 5) The next step may be to return color to the ink drawn series.
Any of the images can be changed in hue or contrast according to the intent and site in which they will be displayed. At this time they have been printed on Moab and several rice papers.