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Gallery: Convergence

Convergence (2007-2008)

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Sunrise/Sunset, 2006
charcoal and pastels on plotter print
20 " x 28 "

Universe - Dawn, 2007
charcoal and pastels on plotter print
18 " x 24 "

Universe - Twilight, 2007
charcoal and pastels on plotter print
18 " x 24 "

1.  Yin, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
10.5" x 8.5"

2. Yang, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
10.5" x 8.5"

3. Sharp Space,  2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
18” x 12”

4. Soft Space, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
18” x 12”

5. Swirl, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

6. Convergence 1, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

7. Convergence 2, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

8. Convergence 3,  2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

9. Convergence 4, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

10. Convergence 5,  2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

11. Convergence 6, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

12. Vesica Piscis, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

13. Eye of Creation,  2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

14. Between the Two of Us,  2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
18” x 12”

15. Bubble, 2008
charcoal and chalk pastels on plotter print
12” x 18”

 

Artist's Comments
Artist's Statement

CONVERGENCE Series:

My first series of ‘hybrid’ drawings started with a sink drain. I used the image of the open drain as a metaphor for the black hole of the unknown as well as the transitory nature of life. Over time, my (somewhat morbid) subject matter and my use of materials changed, but the image of the circle remained. I became obsessed with rendering circular forms and began my research into the psychological aspects of the mandala and its ability to create a sense of focus, stability and unity within a viewer’s mind. It was then that the circles began to change from dark holes (that absorbed everything around them) to radiating cellular structures and living suns. And just as I thought I couldn’t take the circle any further, it turned into a sphere, and a whole new universe came into view…

I. Out of dark space, a light emerges, and from it, A universe, Perfect and self-contained.

II. Soon, this universe longs for self-reflection and so IT divides in order to witness itself.

III. A great polarity is then manifest, an interplay of dualities, AND Each Take their turn to support the whole.

IV. They hold each other transfixed In Their cyclical movements, a creative tension resonating between them, where there lies a desire to unite with the Other.

V. Their ultimate convergence creates a space, A Creative void, out of which a third, New, and utterly whole universe is born.

VI. In this way, from the void came the one, and from the one, the many… an ever-expanding pulse of being.

VII. It is a tale of that which splits itself apart, to reunite, and to create itself anew, again and again…

 

    I would like to thank The Alberta Foundation for the Arts for its support
    in making this series possible.

 

© Vedah