Confluence I, #35
Michele Kishita is a multimedia artist with a multifaceted artistic practice, conceptually and creatively. Her current work investigates the dialogue between the wooden surfaces on which she paints and the trees from which those panels were built. She highlights the interconnectedness of humans and nature, while addressing life’s impermanence and transience. Her aim is to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each panel while expressing the visual contrast and harmony where human-made structures and nature intersect.
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Confluence is the artist's experiential response to the visual complexities of St. Petersburg: the rivers and waterways that have carved passages throughout the city and the many electrical and phone wires that crisscross the sky.
Physically they facilitate transportation and trade and link one building to another but are also representative of the coming together of people and ideas both locally and abroad. This work was created in layers, compressing several ideas into one moving work and several print images that explore waterways, architecture, connections, and (of course as a foreigner) both her admiration of and discomfort in a place so very different from her own.
Confluence is a collaboration with the artist's friend, Russian musician, Pavel Meskhiev (Norkus) who, through his own understanding and depiction of St.Petersburg, created the soundscape for the video.
Digital drawing printed on fine art paper,
Image: 10" x 13 5/8"
Paper size: 13" x 19"
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