Liminal Space Art Blog
"With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world." -Holly Black
This is a 3D work on a rotating base that’s made from wood and stained to appear as though covered in water. My favorite 3D part of all these pieces is the “glow.” The use of literal “light” (blue LED light) captures a greater sense of God’s presence and power “in the beginning.” The sculpted angels invite the viewer to consider them as God’s emissaries. I hope that they guide in the impossible task of capturing creation from the beginning.
“Ten Rides on the Carousel” is a recollection of my first trip to Central Park. I got 10 rides on the park’s intricately carved, colorful, creatures rising up and down in tandem upon the spinning, bejeweled platform. Dad watched and waved as the music played and the whole world spun around me. . The piece de resistance is grasping the handle of the hand drill and driving the gears to make the carousel spin. An additional curiosity that would pique a child’s imagination is the removeable animals that I fancy could be believed as “real” and used to rehearse a story of a day on the merry go round. Liminal Art Journey: Thresholds is an invitation for the artist to play with time as they ponder and explore this 3D creation.
Making a lazy susan for a sculpture can fascinate the viewer and capture them in the “Right Now.” The lazy susan in this image gives the artist and art appreciator the chance to spin a 3D creation and view it at all angles. This sparks conversation, imagination, and a sense of magic in the viewer and creator.
This Liminal 3D Assemblage Lamp uses past experiences to recreate a tangible memory of my mother. I titled this piece “Charisma” because my mother had charisma along with unique tastes and a sophisticated, Victorian flare. She’d love this lamp and the ways it shows that I have inherited her creative spirit. It would have been front and center in our home. She would have told everyone how beautiful it was. I sense how proud she is of me.
The paper flowers that wrap around this sculpture are meant to evoke a feeling of life bursting from the earth in spring. They are covered with a light dusting of snow which appears to be melting. This sculpture spins on its base and has a wind-up music box that plays the song “Edelweiss.” This piece shows how liminal art starts conversation. It raises the question, “Why?”
I made a sculpture about Old Me and New Me. It began with a small wooden box. It became a voice for who I was and who I now am. There is a bud inside the box, and it represents the unfurling of new thoughts, beliefs, and convictions lying within me and on the precipice of being released. There is also a burgeoning flower in the box, and it represents the unfolding of my mind. This unfolding is a flourishing of what was once buried. “Old Me” and “New Me.”
I needed a way move through time and space to tell this part of my story. It required portals: doors, sky, air, water, and a way to move in and out of a space. This made experimenting with 2D and 3D expressions of these gateways wholly necessary. This is my “old style” mixed with a new execution.
I paint unexpected choices on my canvas. This collage of exotic fish swimming in strange, magical, deep waters creates a sense of mystery. It opens the door for the viewer to ask questions. Each unexpected choice is an invitation that sparks conversation.
I draw a door from my childhood home, and I tuck it away in the shadows of my work. It represents yesterday. I add some birds. They are me, today. I include some words about my hopes and fears for tomorrow. Liminal art, my art, rides the tension created by the movement of time.