Friday, November 14, 2008
Lynda Cole's "Waterfall"
Lynda Cole's work conjures open-ended contemplation on art, materials, intricate technical detail versus large-scale simplicity. It's the multiplicity of means and ends that holds the viewer's rapt and enquiring attention.
For example, in "Waterfall" , there is no sign of water but rather a cascade of silver leaf covered curved rectangles punctuated by clusters of tiny rectangular holes that recall the holes in early computer punch cards. This piece plays creatively with light as its "water." Move your viewing stance just a few feet and everything on these bright curved surfaces changes dramatically as you can see in images of it with visitors. The effect is one of elegant restraint combined with ethereal opulence. Could this be the Rosetta Stone for a new imagistic age?