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On Fleeting Ground: An Exhibition of Drawings

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Title:On Fleeting Ground: An Exhibition of Drawings
Authors:Evans, Brady
Contributors:Szostak, John (instructor)
Date Issued:11 May 2012
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:I hope to capture a moment and prolong the sensations that accompany it. The drawings in my exhibition are based on shadows from a sunny day in Manoa. Captured using brush and ink the shadows are reworked and reformed, emphasizing the unique and dynamic nature of the shadow. As I steadily work, the process becomes a kind of meditation, observing the marks as they build up, swell, and recede. What results is a shadow transformed into a world that is drawn neither from my own imagination nor completely from reality, a world that may lie right beneath one’s own feet. Zen Buddhism tells of an awakening that is inspired from an everyday experience. The transitory nature of shadows becomes a metaphor for a discovery of the profound in the everyday, many worlds that come and go as the sun passes from one horizon to another.
Pages/Duration:38 pages
Rights:All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: Honors Projects for Art and Art History

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