Cosmic Dance for Jaymi Sculpture

Justine Johnson

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Indigo Dye on Paper

Size: 22.8 W x 21.3 H x 2.8 D in

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In memory of a friend Jaymi Hill. A talented creative musician and dancer. We collaborated on dance/ performance art projects in school. Looking back at that work we we're ahead of our time. There are no records of our work as we didn't have video or phones back then. Just a memory. I imagine she is dancing free in the cosmos. Indigo because it colours everything, all emotions, our fragile planet, our universe. I grow, harvest and make my own vats using a centuries old formula. Indigo has been culturally, economically and socially significant for 6000 years and it continues to inspire me. A heavy dark industry contrasts with light and shade in the material. An historic and timeless process produces something transient. The Universal becomes personal. These tensions provoke an powerful response. I work with washi and use 22ct moon gold leaf in the cracks that emerge during the alchemy of shibori - the folding and unfolding and dipping that rip and tear which I find beautiful. Wabisabi - the imperfect is perfect. Thematically my work seeks to connect our fragile blue Earth, our delicate material and ephemeral creations, our sprit our vast sky our water and our hope in which we are all one.

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Sculpture:Indigo Dye on Paper

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Size:22.8 W x 21.3 H x 2.8 D in

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Exhibiting international and national award winning artist who practice also includes commission for commercial as well as private collectors. Creative artist making meaningful inspiriting poetic art to cherish.Indigo because it colours everything, all emotion, our fragile planet, our universe. Madder is the colour of open flesh, wounds and healing, love and heartbreak" Indigo, 6000 years of historical importance that continues to inspires me. I make my own non-toxic fermentation indigo vats using century old recipe, plant dyes and pigments from the Earth on washi, wool, silk, this contrasted with industrial materials- cast iron, steel, concrete, engages me in a dialogue that creates a deeper connectedness to being.The tension of light, ephemeral and heavy dark industry produces a emotional experience. I find the dust and grime ingrained surfaces, when the edges worn with layers of time, muted colours greyed into man made materials. The experience of being in a rivers current and looking up through the heavy deep grey black blue sky to a ray light reflecting back.

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