Intersectionality: The Consciousness of Trees

‘The consciousness of Trees’ is the culmination of an inquiry into drawing, inscription & abstraction. One of the simplest acts an artist can make is the direct hand/eye coordination that is the series of marks on paper called ‘a drawing’ (within 'Portraits of New York', available on s[edition] there is a attempt to refine the image down to ‘the line’). In 'Drawings and Inscriptions', also available on s[edition], the idea that inscription may only happen in a durable material is interrogated within a medium that could be argued is ephemeral. Abstraction goes beyond figuration to formulate a symbolic or conceptual language that transcends anthropocentric mark making. But with ‘Intersectionality’ there is a step-change up from abstraction because there is no intention to utilize mark-making to depict a concept via visual reference within the work (though these may be found inside the work). The intention here is to go beyond symbolic or allegorical process to evoke a new function of ‘entrainment’ between artwork and viewer. Here I am interested in exploring Intersectionality through an entrainment of consciousness with what I imagine to be ‘consciousness’ of trees. Here I am proposing a different way to interpret a subject than is offered by drawing, inscription or abstraction.

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Intersectionality: The Consciousness of Treesby Terry Flaxton
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Intersectionality: The Consciousness of Trees
Terry Flaxton
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November 22, 2017
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