Christel Dillbohner

Christel Dillbohner

The surfaces of BURN MARKS AND INCISIONS offer varied associations and suggest many meanings. They can become a golden light in a pool of water, the silvery sheen of a threadbare tapestry, the undulations of a rich and layered landscape. The apparitions form, shift, move or vanish in the waxen accumulations, marking the time I spent engaged in the process of making the paintings.

The process began as a visual expression of my emotional response to the bombing and invasion of Iraq. I was saddened and angered by the deceit of politicians and appalled by the their indifference towards the Iraqi people and their own service wo/men.

In a daily exercise / exorcise, I burned marks and incised lines into layered wax, brooding on the progression of the war. In the process of making the paintings, other possibilities and meanings emerged.   My original intention was transformed to include a record of my creative process and to expand the visual possibilities of nonverbal communication.

 

 

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