Sue Rosalind Vesely
My figures describe the landscape of the picture plane.
Their bodies map out distances via the pose.
Their relative positions create energetic external spaces, a landscape of ethereal external space: space in the atmosphere pressing against the curvature of the earth.
The body of each figure is a landscape in itself.
I dive into these lands, inventing as I go into them features and contrasts, inventing the interplay of colour and form.
I work from a visual memory of anatomy and an aesthetic of abstract colour play.
The figures are landscapes within a landscape that has been formed by the perspective of their bodies: worlds within a world.
I listen absentmindedly to the spoken word, a distracting narrative which allows my subconscious mind to control the invention and flow of creative decisions.
As I work entirely from memory and imagination, the naturalistic look of objects and figures is a generic version of the world.
It is rounded down by the filter of memory. We all store and refer to our memory of appearances. It is a shared language that connects us at a level far deeper than words.
Sue Rosalind Vesely 22nd September, 2022