Motion and force combine with delicate states of transition, suspension and restoration in my work. The pieces move with wind and as we circulate around them. They also stop time; their delicate drawings situate us in deep moments of silence and contemplation. I seek to capture both moments forms transmute to new forms and changes that happen over time.
Invisible forces propel the objects in the drawings into space and suspend them there. As when gazing up into falling snow, we are aware of both movement and stillness. The flakes and the spaces between them are each necessary, existing in a delicate relationship.
Space, suspension, time, line and light interrelate. Space allows objects to freely change and move. Suspension fixes time. Lines on transparent materials signify flying objects temporarily motionless. The materials' responses to wind and viewers' movements reflect the passage of time. Line is my primary mark - but a mark that extends infinitely. Light casts shadow, causes reflection, and creates further complexity. There is no finality, but simply pauses and continuance. My investigations of moments of transition and creation stop, record, and respond to unobvious changes in nature and the potential beauty of unseen forces.
I am studying line on Plexiglas, glass, wax, fabric, paper, board and acetate, and using light, shadow, reflection and layering. My works are fragile and transparent. They are drawn in pure white acrylic ink, or made from wire or hand-sewn.
My installation pieces ask further questions about transitional states: What is the nature of ephemerality? What specific natural forces are manifest on the site of the installation? How do I capture these forces and show their beauty in both movement and stillness? How do I engage a viewer in this quest and experience?
Georgia June Goldberg