Artist: Linda Colsh

Title: Nocturne

Attribution: Nocturne, 2022, Linda Colsh

Year: 2022

Materials: cotton fabric, dye, discharge, thread, batting

Dimensions: H56xW22inches

Image Statement: Before science explained what causes an eclipse was understood, the inexplicable “night” that occurs during a solar eclipse brought fear and confusion. The brief “night” during an eclipse was seen as an omen. To design Nocturne, I stripped away all unnecessary imagery to achieve a meditative simplicity. The single, negative shape and paired the eclipse-like form with one vertical zip is both quiet and foreboding at the same time. Nocturne continues my non-figurative, minimalist series of pared down compositions with minimal elements.