Artists: Jack. S
Material: Acrylic on wood panel
Size: 11W x 14H
Walking with the aid of a crutch presses circles into the ground with each step. Legs swing in a gentle arch, crutches tap the ground on impact – a cyborgian rhythm is made. If crutches frame each footstep with a pair of points, riding on a wheelchair prints a pair of parallel lines onto the ground. These forms of movement and mark-making played on Jaden S’s mind as she created the paintings on view.
The artist is using the same repetitive stamping approach in this piece while also considering the underlying theme of time and travel.
The color transitions from green to red and brown represent passing time and places visited. The crutch marks paired with the scraping application of the paint show the artist's scars and regrowth over the course of time. The grid pattern reflects the progressive movement of this journey.