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Artist Whitney Bandel
Punch through, pull thread, loop back, and punch through again; repeat. The rhythmic movement of stitching creates a meditative calm where I am able to physically connect a part of myself to the drawing and slowly work through my thoughts and feelings. My work completes me; it understands me; and it expresses the parts of me I am not completely aware of yet. I am drawn to the impermanence, immediacy, and honesty of the drawn line. Anita Taylor states in the foreword to Writing on Drawing: Essays on Drawing Practice and Research that “the act of drawing remains a primordial and fundamental means to translate, document, record, and analyze the worlds we inhabit.” Through the process of drawing I embark on a meditative journey where I re-evaluate and re-contextualize the world around me. My desire in creating my drawings is to allow my audience a glimpse into these worlds and the ties that bind society, family, and the individual.
Exponi neglecti explores the duality of one’s personae through a variety of filaments. Copper wire and thread punch through and interact with the surface to create an intimate bond between line and surface. These marks investigate the tensions and vulnerabilities that exist within a person as their various identities and qualities come into conflict with one another. These internal forces contrast with the solitary calm that is generated by the lack of an external influence.