Is that an island in the mist? and Ten Skies

Is that an island in the mist? Julie Johnstone, Essence Press United Kingdom, 2007-2008

Is that an island in the mist?
Julie Johnstone, Essence Press
United Kingdom, 2007-2008

The viewer is encouraged to come very near to make out the text, to squint at the horizon out to sea to an island in the shrouded mist. The piece plays with concepts of visibility, perception, and legibility, and it explores the ‘landscape’ of the page while referencing the natural landscape. It hopefully offers a moment of light humor to the viewer ‘reading’ the landscapes presented to them.

Inkjet

Ten Skies Julie Johnstone United Kingdom, 2007

Ten Skies
Julie Johnstone
United Kingdom, 2007

Each semi-translucent card has a short phrase printed in a different color describing a different type of sky. Cards can be read or stored in any order, replicating the changeability of the sky. The piece is contemplative, and can be used to explore inner states of perception, as well as those of the transient physical landscape.

a hint of blue

a dappling of distance

a precipitation of imperceptibility

a drifting of shifting

a concealment of amber

a gathering of grey

a luminosity of moon

a clearing of complexity

a convergence of continuity

a revelation of thunder

Inkjet, Pergamenta paper

About sense of place in artist books

I am an artist. I find the ephemeral place in my art conjured up through practice. I sift through raw materials with my hopes and dreams, and ideas take form as if intended.
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