The gesture of collage.
Shape: to form or create, to make, to mould, to adapt to a purpose determined by contours or outlines.
Gesture a motion or action.
How we touch the shape of something, an object, an idea, a space, creates or inspires a gesture.
I touch what I see with my eyes and I feel the physicality of it, the dimensionality of it, form, shape. I feel the possibility. The form itself is possibility. It can be taken apart, broken apart and that piece of broken vessel can be the outside curve of cheek, not just the contoured line but the whole full cheek sculpted over flesh and bones, the form itself has the possibility to contain it.
In collage I see/touch with my eyes, with my seeing, the shapes within images, images of the ordinary. I remove those shapes from their ordinary context by cutting or tearing. Those actions are also gestures. The shape of the piece that is taken out, liberated from it’s context becomes the possibility of another gesture.
The folds of fabric are a landscape, the same laws apply, gravity, weight, direction. Light and shadow illuminate. Texture is substantial.
Those elements that I know as my reality are reshaped, re-placed, reoriented. Shape shifting.