Saturday, August 29, 2009

Janet Fredericks' Place to Sit and Imagine

To sit quietly and imagine a healthy planet for our children, our children's children and their children is what I would like to offer the viewers in Nagoya.

I am thinking about creating, with translucent paper panels, a space that one could sit and contemplate the future or present life on the planet. The panels would be about 36" wide and 10+ feet long. They would have subtle map-like imagery drawn and maybe images transfered on them along with printed flow and vine patterns (monotype and woodblock.) Each panel would fold up into a small square that could easily be packed. The hanging arrangement would be four rigid horizontal supports upon which the panel would attach and from that line would go to the ceiling. The paper would be Japanese paper layered and coated with a liquid polymer making it sturdy and flexible. I'll experiment with it this week.