/ tränenwege series /
for my new website, i wrote a text about the conceptual thoughts
for this project. maybe this helps to understand the series a little bit better
i was invited by artist Jonathan Kröll to create a series of artworks for the
upcoming issue of ‚Das Gespinst‘ magazine no. IV. the theme the works should
relate to in this issue was – ‚Tränensack‘ ( tear sac ).
i was getting into the topic, reading about the anatomy of the eye and the
‚lacrimal apparatus‘, when the ‚lacrimal canals‘ ( Viae lacrimales ) caught my
interest – the german translation was my entrance to the theme and the
inspiration for my work: ‚Tränenwege‘
now i had a concept in my mind and i began exploring how to transform this
concept into a series of visual poetry based on my figurative way of creating.
i decided to work with an individual monotype printmaking process.
the figures have a strong vertical-dripping movement and each character-
creation contains the ‚monoprint‘, the form of the previous one. this stands for
the experienced, overlaying conflicts and the pain that pass our minds, and
run as tears from our eyes into the world. these tears take the ‚way of the tears‘
— die Tränenwege.
i express my concept in creating these characters – made in an abstract,
diffuse, deformed way; dark colored and connected with each other,
symbolizing that most of us never lose the memory of the bad experiences
we had. they are ghosts of the past, monsters of the future.
check my new site — kaeghoro.de
Tornadoes in Spring
Madison Elyse Rubenstein