Dancing with distance
Negotiating a world which is increasingly seen as both global and local [macro and micro] is the dilemma of contemporary life. The space between the macro and micro is a distance both close and far [even simultaneously]. The ability to ‘see’ multiple perspectives is imperative in order to negotiate ‘how to be’ in this permeable space. This space offers humanity the possibility of compassion and compassionate relationships with new perspectives which collapse barriers of difference. This shared compassion is the great hope of a globalised world perhaps providing clues to new pathways to peace.
The act of painting involves seeing with eye ball and pupil and also ‘seeing’ with the mind’s eye. As artists move back and forth from their work examining them as close and far distance they make decisions based on what their seeing eye thinks looks good and what their mind’s eye wants to achieve in respect of meaning, message, essence and/or aura. The physical act of moving back and forth simultaneously making decisions based on imaginative and intellectual capacities is a dance with spatial and temporal distance perhaps exemplifying the processes of negotiating the space between the macro and micro. The creative act provides clues for how to negotiate the dilemma of living this contemporary life.
Bio: Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is a visual artist who explores perspective as a physical experience and as a metaphor for how people view themselves or others. Kathryn plays with perspective in her paintings which appear to be simultaneously vast and intimate. She has an extensive exhibition history in