Every painting has a backstory; there is the initial inspiration when the painter "sees" or imagines a potential capture, and then there is the process of bringing the idea to life. For me the idea is often a vague whisper that lingers in my mind awaiting the opportunity to speak. For some time I imagined a figure occupying a space, and shown in multiple dimensions, including movement. Somehow this figure would capture a more true representation of human existence by uniting movement and dimension. The thing is: we are not frozen in time, nor are we static. Our world is a cyclical world of movement and change, beginnings and endings; a continuous creation. But what shape would this idea take? The opportunity presented itself in Provincetown, MA at studioromolo, a sculpture studio of a friend, who posed a beautiful model on a rotating stand. Each quarter turn of the model stand revealed a different dimension of the same figure, in the same pose, and in the same space. And each quarter- turn hinted at a segment of a continuous circle in time; all somehow suggesting to me a faint echo of creation.
The Model Anna Apostolova by Teresa Baksa is included in the current exhibition: GO FIGURE: EXPLORING THE HUMAN FORM, curated by Deborah Forman.
CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART Cape Cod Center for the Arts, RT 6A, Dennis, MA
Public Opening Reception September 13, 5:30 – 7 pm
Gallery Talk with Deborah Forman – Sept 20, 1:30 pm
On view September 13, 2018 - February 17, 2019
The Model Anna Apostolova is on loan from the Sidwell Collection