Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flesh and stone

The mountain and the figure are one...I believe that is the way Native Americans intend it to be...part of the universe, attached and indivisible...Monica Canilao does an incredible job linking pieces of the past and present to create a world loosely defined and artistically rendered...

The tee pee reference in the triangular shapes at the base in the middle, top in the picture plane in shape and the cloth forms, dangling from the edges...this repetition moves the eye around formally, but also fixes the narrative conceptually...The color choice is muted and aged, contextually like old tintype photographs...sections of slightly different colored papers are drawn on and draped for continuity. These works not only define a space, they embody a story and a history.

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