I often reflect on a Kabbalah belief.
It is the one about the Hebrew Scriptures.
“Black Fire on White Fire”
Black Fire, ink drawn symbols, a known language
White Fire – white parchment –
a language, unseen and unknown.
Memory carries these descriptors
It is real and not; it is specific and vague,
exacting and illusive …
We too reflect these qualities through
our seen and unseen, known and unknown self.
In mapping this concept as a space/place
I engage the work in ways familiar to retracing,
remembering, recording, and responding to a journey.
Research, observations and
memories, known and unknown,
impact my art practice and
illicit a response -a mark/gesture
and then another.
And the journey begins.