COOL WORLD 2006

JENNY WATSON
COOL WORLD

2006

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For 25 years my work has been concerned with possible relationships between text and image in a conceptual/minimal installation dialogue.
I tend to work with selected fabrics of standard width that are then put aside until an appropriate image is found. These fabrics are usually standard dress fabric widths, and the length is cut to be roughly analogous to my height. These fabrics are sometimes stretched or left unstretched. I do self portraits, images of horses, highly subjective images based on memory that are then put with a text. The images are painted sparely for maximum effect. Sometimes horeshair, buttons, images from magazines are applied to the surface.


The text could be snatches of dialogue from a film or a list of some personal significance.

The text can be humorous, deadpan, highly emotional, found etc. One is left uncertain whether the text relates to the image. It is the dialogue between these random aspects of everyday life that I am interested in.


In this way a space opens up between the text and the image.

Jenny Watson