No Strings Attached

Wild Heart

Jealousy

Paula Riff 

 

 

Artist Statement

I believe in love but it comes and goes.  Like the falling of leaves, love often falls gently to the ground; at least that’s my experience. Marbling paper is also like love; you never really know what the pattern will look like, nor what the outcome will be. There is also a serendipitous moment as inks float on water to make a design that can be changed with the touch of a strand of hair or a gentle blowing. Then you add the sun to make a photogram – and love blooms once again in all its glory. There is something very visceral about coating paper and making photograms in the sun. It is a Zen-like experience where breathing and timing is everything. There is no going back and no changing the outcome. This project explores the range of emotions and ups and downs of relationships.  Both processes of marbling and making photograms have elements of surprise and chance, very much like falling in and out of love. So love has everything to do with it.

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