par hasard

par hasard

Artist: Linda Colsh

Title: par hasard

Attribution: par hasard 2020 Linda Colsh

Year: 2020

Materials: Standing Scroll: Side 1 printed used paper coffee filters; Side 2 cotton fabric painted, printed, inked & dyed by the artist (includes screenprinting with screens made from her digitally altered photographs); machine pieced & machine quilted

Dimensions: H9 x W120 inches (installed as single scroll: H9 x W21 xD14 inches; double scroll H9 x W28 x D14 inches)

Image Statement: Rock-paper-scissors, a game of selection played around the world. The game depends on chance (par hasard in French) and relies on hiding, then showing one’s choice. Used paper coffee filters screenprinted with images of scissors overlap on the outside of my scroll. The filters I save are memories of friends and conversations shared over coffee – friends who have been cut from my life when we moved away to new places. The inside is printed images of creek stones on fabric. Stone screens are made from my tracings in paint and ink of the creek stones to represent both the presence and absence of stones moved along by the current – a metaphor for those who migrate and move on. Like the selection game, the standing scroll form hides and reveals.