Artist: Linda Colsh
Title: There Not There
Attribution: There Not There 2020 Linda Colsh
Materials: Painted, screenprinted, inked & dyed by the artist with screens made from her digitally altered photographs; machine pieced, machine quilted
Dimensions: H7 x W127 inches (installed as a loose tangle: H9 x W24 x D24 inches)
Image Statement: The idea for There Not There began as a story of migration. But with the arrival of COVID, we retreated and isolated in our homes. Complications arose: masks, what kind of masks, how to obtain food and other needs (home delivery, curbside pickup, in store masked, sanitized, gloved and distanced), shortages…. I looked out my window to the sky and saw formations of migrating Canada geese. The contrast of a population on lock down and the freedom of flying geese could not have been more stark. Daily life became a complicated, messy tangle of restrictions, rules, guidelines and suggestions.