Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Moon's Gravity

'The Moon's Gravity' by Jina Wallwork

I look for the moon in the night sky. It is a sign of comfort and normality. Whenever I look into the darkness my eyes wander in search of the moon. The pull of the moon is more than simply gravity. It both inspires and intrigues; it took many great minds to understand the moon. I imagine there were many beautiful questions about its nature. Then knowledge unfolded before us as a puzzle that had been tackled by many. I wonder how it feels to look at the moon, without the knowledge that we have received from the generations that have gone before. The regular presence of the moon evokes comfort, and the strange nature of the object pulls out the deepest of thoughts.

When you see the moon, you cannot see gravity. We know of the moon's gravitational pull and that knowledge changes our perception. All knowledge alters our perception of the world. It is as though we view existence through a new lens that allows the unseen to become visible. It is impossible to remove knowledge and view the moon through a gaze that belonged to earlier generations. When we see the moon we will always perceive its gravity and yet we can only view it through the knowledge we have received. Our sight hasn't evolved but our perception has been altered by our expanding knowledge.

'The Moon's Gravity 2' by Jina Wallwork

Friday, August 26, 2011

Solo Exhibition at Ripley Arts Centre


The private view/ Open evening is on Monday 5th September 7:00pm - 9:00pm. All are welcome to the open evening without an appointment. In order to view the work on another date, please ring the administrator on 0208 464 5816. For a printable pdf version of the exhibition poster click here

31st August 2011 - 23rd September 2011
'Evolution' at Ripley Arts Centre www.bromleyarts.com
24 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley, London BR1 2PX, Great Britain.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

'Papergirl Vancouver' at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

'Guard' by Jina Wallwork

'Guard' will be exhibited at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre as a part of 'Papergirl Vancouver'. The Papergirl concept originated in Berlin. It consists of an exhibition and then the work is distributed through U.S. style papergirls and paperboys. Below is a video where the projects founder, Aisha Ronniger, explains the concept.


Papergirl #3 from Papergirl on Vimeo.

Papermotion from Papergirl on Vimeo.

22nd August 2011 - 26th August 2011
'Papergirl Vancouver' at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre 
http://papergirl-vancouver.blogspot.com/
http://www.roundhouse.ca/
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC V6Z 2W3, Canada.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Leaves

'Leaves' by Jina Wallwork

This mighty oak; I have viewed this tree as a constant but it is an illusion as it is forever changing. It is constantly shedding its leaves. Every year it changes and refreshes itself. The tree lets go every time the leaves fall. The re-creation is both different and the same. It reminds me that some aspects of self will always remain true to the original. Sometimes we let go of ourselves in order to experience the joy of rediscovery. 
In times when we are asked to change, it is important to remember how difficult this is. Everyone can play a role but they cannot choose to enjoy it. You may find yourself discarding your leaves and slowly becoming the same tree. Sometimes this is necessary in order to appreciate our true nature. Leaves must fall.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Trail

'Trail' by Jina Wallwork

I love how the words fall from your lips. They create a pathway to places that seem familiar and beautiful. I travel through your words, following their trail and each time they take me to places that reveal a greater picture of who you really are. I travel along the landscape you create and I wonder what awaits me. I wonder how much you will allow me to see your inner truth and I enjoy this act of constant exploration. I am searching for you and I find you, again and again.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Night and Day

'Night and Day' by Jina Wallwork

The revolving process of night and day continues. I exist within this constant flow of time and yet some days seem longer than others. I cannot change the length of a day by using my hands to hold back time. However, my emotions connect to the energy of time, and my experience of how time passes is altered. I cannot change time but each second is constantly in flux. Although time is a constant, there are many differences. The most obvious is, night and day, but there are smaller differences in how we experience the smallest moments of time. The uniformity of a second is completely undone by your emotions. We all experience time differently, yet we all move at the same pace. When we are excited time seems to move at a faster rate. When we are bored time seems to extend. Two people with these emotions can exist within the same time but their experience will be as opposite as night and day. We are all connected through the present, yet time does not restrict our ability to experience life in a way that is reflective of who we are. Our emotions allow us to feel life and create our own pace for how we live. Time also creates a shared structure where we can connect to the lives of others and spend time together.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Works in the Permanent Collection of the Brooklyn Art Library


Open publication Facing Forward Through Divination and Visions by Jina Wallwork


Open publication In Flight by Jina Wallwork


After traveling the U.S. the Sketchbook Project Tour has finally come to an end. In Flight and Facing Forward Through Divination and Visions have toured the U.S. and from 5th August both of these works will reside in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Art Library 
103A N. 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States

2011 Sketchbook Tour Seattle

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Sketchbook Project at Madrone Studios
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The Sketchbook Project (Full Sail University)

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