By Debora Alanna
1989 – Gallery Too Vancouver
Curated by Randy Anderson
Grounding of vision, such as that referred to by Edwin Abbot in his novella,
Flatland,written in 1884:
But now, drawing back to the edge of the table,
gradually lower your eye …
and you will find the penny becoming more
and more oval to your view, and at last when you
have placed your eye
exactly on the edge of the table…
the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all,
and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line.”
The straight line referred to by Abbot succinctly
describes the visual illusion
that visual perception alludes to. The abstraction of an eye,
of vision is the primary idea in Lightworks.
The eye is grounded, and the form repeated to reiterate the
importance of the perception of seeing.
The eyes are interrupted by the bisection
of the curved formation over the ‘eyeball’.
being questioned; assertion of that particular, and maybe peculiar
vision is articulated with rhetorical persuasion.
new insights, different perceptions – closely guarded ones.