July 14, 2008

Black[well] Magic



I give unto you, gentle readers, the amazing and magical workings of British artist Su Blackwell. Hold on to your breath....lest it get taken away.....woosh!



"Paper has been used for communication since its invention; either between humans or in an attempt to communicate with the spirit world. I employ this delicate, accessible medium and use irreversible, destructive processes to reflect on the precariousness of the world we inhabit and the fragility of our life, dreams and ambitions.


It is the delicacy, the slight feeling of claustrophobia, as if these characters, the landscape have been trapped inside the book all this time and are now suddenly released. A number of the compositions have an urgency about them, the choices made for the cut-out people from the illustrations seem to lean towards people on their way somewhere, about to discover something, or perhaps escaping from something. And the landscapes speak of a bleak mystery, a rising, an awareness of the air."


15 comments:

  1. Her work seriously takes my breath away!

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  2. Oh. This is GORGEOUS! I was just about to say that Krissy will be all over this and, voila!, there she is!

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  3. Incredible......said while gasping for breath!

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  4. stunning, stunning, stunning...especially love that last one.

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  5. Quite stunning, as some of the other posters have said. Her work is literally breathtaking.

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  6. I can not begin to express how stunning this is- her world is magical

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  7. Don't you just want to set up camp in one of her pieces? I saw some small ones in a boutique in london once.


    If only I was a borrower!

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  8. Wow - these are amazing works - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh goodness! These are incredible!

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  10. thanks for the introduction to this artist love her work...Jennifer

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