Unquiet Mind (12.09.2018)
Giclée print; 40 x 50 inches (101.5 x 127 cm) unframed
Somewhere Between (07.09.2018)
Giclée print; 36 x 36 inches (unframed)
Solipsism (2015 – work in progress)
Vintage wooden hat form, black gesso, black leather lace, metal fasteners; dimensions variable
Circle of Time (01.10.2006)
Basswood, polycrylic finish, bronze casting with black patina; 15 x 12 x 12 inches
As J. Lynn Campbell worked on the pieces in this exhibition and considered possible titles, one word kept coming up: soliloquy. Exactly! For while the making of art may be a solo pursuit and reflection – it is no mere monologue.
The soliloquy, as a dramatic device, allows the thoughts and motives of its speaker to be known to the audience, and an exhibition – at its best – is similarly revelatory of the thoughts of the artist. For both the dramatist and the artist, an exploration of metaphor and material is the road toward meaning.