Silent like Snowfall

Silent like Snowfall, Monofilament, cotton, linen, and Plexiglass tubing, 15' x 15' x 18', 2017

Janelle Krause is a graduate of the University of Iowa and earned an MFA in painting at the University of Arizona in 2017. She works in a variety of media, including watercolor and oil painting, tea stain paintings, and frequently incorporates fibers and fabrics into her artwork.

From the artist:

It's quiet here, like the silence from snowfall, like walking into a basement where all of the lights are turned off.

Weaving with monofilament is where it began. This unyielding silvery substance that captures the light in a passing glance transfixes me. The more I stare, the more I obsess over this quality, and the more my mind wanders.

Little flashes of captured luminescence become flashes of memory—an imagined piece of life. My attention shifts inward as these memories come to life in recreated moments of light, color, and sound. Staring further, I alter the memories to make stories of my own.

Now, I've imagined so much I'm not certain where the memories end and where the stories I tell myself begin—my imagined space is not the reality. This brings me out from my warm, imagined space and I see now where I truly reside. It's a place where the memory used to be. All that is left is the disintegrating scaffolding of a memory's origin; tattered ruins in both memory and mind.

Janelle Krause's MFA Thesis online

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on February 28, 2018

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