ARTIST STATEMENTThe living theatre
Mask, mime and music
Through my art I search for the unfragmented, integrated self. I am intrigued by strong female roles, multiple sources of lineage and by the diversity of human experience. Through the themes of mask, mime and music I am examining my own life drama, My own passage.
My work is based in motion and emotion, the rhythm and movement of perception. Working in MANY FORMS OF GRAPHIC MEDIA INCLUDING ETCHING, lithography, RELIEF and viscosity printing, I often draw from the face, the center of psychic revelation, of emotional and social expression. Working fluidly and rapidly, I am exploring, through the tension of line, the rhythm and charge of existence. The immediacy of A MARK ON PAPER, STONE, WOOD OR METAL enables me to capture an instant of emotional intensity and honesty and like an X-ray, illuminate the inner landscape.
In order to confront notions of fixed boundaries, irreconcilable conflicts and unalterable dichotomies,
I am examining the dialectic between political and psychological Imprints, questioning the boundaries between
Inside and out,
animal and human,
science and fiction,
male and female,
intelligence and intuition.
Where, I am asking, is the fine line between travesty and transfiguration? TRUTH AND ILLUSION? Art AND life?
WENDYN CADDEN, 2004