Prosthetic Cosmologies - Sitka

mary ann odonnell

       While at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, I completed ten panels from the project Prosthetic Cosmologies. On Jan 11, 2009, I mounted the ten panels in three stanzas at the Resident Artist Open House, which was held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The first stanza, Your Presence is Requested includes The Invitation, Cold War Gods, Peppermint Gyre, and Gilded Coast. The second cluster, Naturalizations reads through Virtuous Transformations, Heads Buried in Delta Sands, Shennan Road, and Building Blocks. The third cluster, Origin Stories incorporates Shenzhen Zhuangzi 1842 and Migrant Walls.

       I printed four 13 x 19 sets each of Your Presence is Requested and Naturalizations. In addition to one 24 x 34 set, I printed five 13 X 19 sets of Origin Stories. Each panel and its story is gifted to someone I connected to through the image. At the gifting, both of us write inscriptions to each other. In turn, I ask recipients to pass on the gift and the emergent story in the appropriate season and to et me know to whom, when, where, the inscriptions, and – if convenient – how to contact the recipient.

 

义肢神画

 

200812月到20091月,我在美国俄勒冈州林肯市Sitka艺术与生态学中心做了两个月的艺术创作与展览。这个作品总的名字是《义肢神画》。这个作品有三个系列,第一个系列叫“邀请关注”,包含四幅神画:邀请函、冷战之神、太平洋圣诞糖漩涡、镀金半岛。第二个系列叫“真像这么回事”,包含四幅神画:变身有道、埋在三角洲之沙中的鸵鸟、深南大道、积木。第三个系列叫“深圳盘古”,包含两幅神画:深圳庄子1842、移民墙。

        “邀请关注”和“真像这么回事”两个系列各印了四套,一共32张,每一张是13X19英寸。“深圳盘古”这个系列印了六套,其中五套10张,每一张是13X19英寸,另外一套为24X34英寸2张。每一幅神画及画中的故事作为礼物送给一个朋友。与此同时,授受双方在画上写下当时的感言。接着,我要求受话的人到某一个时候因为某种机缘转送其他人,那时授受双方依旧写下当时的感言,并且把这些感言告诉我。我会纪录在下面的表里,假以时日我们会看到一幅由时间催生的众多人手创作形成的作品。

 

Your Presence is Requested 

The Invitation 

Cold War Gods 

Peppermint Gyre 

Gilded Coast 

 

Naturalizations

Virtuous Transformations 

Heads Buried in Delta Sands 

Shennan Road

Building Blocks 


Origin Stories

Shenzhen Zhuangzi 1842 

Migrant Walls

Origin Stories 24 X 34