Sometimes, small poetical gestures occur without pursuing them, just coincidentally. I show sculptures that my father made of candy wrappers. He made them quickly, half-minded, the way you draw doodles while telephoning: without clear purpose, without expectation or extreme effort. These sculptures are an attempt to visualise the movement of thought and doubt. They don’t claim to assert some form of truth. I present these vulnerable paper objects as valuable jewels in a museum-like vitrine.
In ‘Kiev Doodles’ I made an embroidered artwork of random doodles that were left in a pen-shop in Kiev. These doodles are traces of different people that, unconsciously, follow
each other’s paths or even touch each other. I like to show what normally remains unnoticed and make the intangible visual.
Hesitation and mistake can lead to unexpected encounters, to fragile and meaningful outcomes. This soft power is also materialised in “The Ruler”. Here I created a measuring ruler with which you normally draw straight lines or angles, but with my ruler you can also draw phone doodles. You can make chaotic doodles more predictable, however this is impossible even with the doodle-ruler; the drawings look alike, but are still unique.
My work is presented by Make Art – Not War, which support artists from Ukraine to promote
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