Visiting Landscape Panels Small and Large
12 x 7 foot panel and a 33 x 28 inch panel
During an artist residency at Otto’s Abode, I created artwork in collaboration with the residency and village. I provided a box of light shape stencils, the large waxed cotton panel, and instructions to the community members who participated in determining the composition and cutting out the shapes. The compositions of my work are usually developed in collaboration with weather, time, and plants in the landscape. I was curious to see what would happen when I welcomed other people to collaborate on developing the composition. How would the random light shapes be associated and arranged? Shadows exist where the light does not. What happens when we arrange the light shapes with no regard for the the shadows?
All images and text copyright Katie Westmoreland 2021