Shaw Osha
Your Sweetness Is My WeaknessIn OlympiaBelt of VenusOrb ArtifactsBackscatterGrayish Violaceous BluePurple Rain, (I couldn't remember the name for cauliflower)Purple Rain (detail)VenusTo be lighter than some weightTo be lighter than some weight (detail).
backscatter
Notes on backscatter:

In a basic way this work is coming out of the hours spent in my studio space and on the freeway between Olympia and Seattle.

The show's title, ‘backscatter‘ is a meteorological term for the reflection of radar signals off atmospheric particles, it makes a diffuse image rather than a reflected, intact, optical image.

Painting/Photography: spray paint, aerated pigment, like backscatter, does not depict but senses visually the light, sky. The blur comes from photography, grain, particulate matter.

Landscapes:oscillating landscape, reflection/self-reflection, inversion, interior/exterior, anastrophe (figures of speech), climate, gravity/buoyancy, figurative/no figure, diffusion, effortlessness, a state of being, state of perception. A folding of space. Thinking means ‘folding, doubling the outside with its co-extensive inside’-Deleuze. A topology is created by which inner and outer spaces are in contact with each other.

The familiar: weather, 8.5 x 11, Ground Control and Space Oddity, the commute, "there’s nothing I can do,” suspension. The body in space and time, moving between places.
Ground control: intimate, the voice in your head; weight of painting, history, material, earth, desire to escape from that history.
Boyancy: lack of gravity, counter gravity. Muffled desire, loss of control, grace, forgiveness.

Grids: This kind of grid is a failed Cartesian grid-system of knowing, keeps it moving, not able to capture, multiples, blur, keeps open moments. Is there but not. Diffusion, no place/everyplace. No center, nothing positioning you as the center. The road, point of view shot, embedded in first person, implication you see through someone’s eye (film, photographic). Painting-universal view, invisible, don’t think about it, just are, renaissance perspective. Snap shots embodied in first person
between 2-D and 3-D, folding and unfolding.

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
-David Bowie, Space Oddity
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