TIME AND TIDES, 2000
GLORIA LAMSON creates temporary site responsive installations and environments using natural or simple manmade materials, often in remote lands, which she documents with photographs.
Her artwork has evolved through a dialogue-type process, with spaces and places within and around her, trying to bring the inside out, and the outside in, to renew connection to the worlds within and around us.
These installations began as a moving meditation ‘in place’.
A way to enter into the presence of trees,
a way of weaving together inner experience within outer reality.
I began with questions.
How can I hold light without creating an object?
How can straight lines create the space of a circle?
How can tension of interconnected lines create a spaciousness in form?
How can I enter into participation with a particular place?
I love the simplicity of a line as it activates our awareness of the surrounding environment.
Lines create bridges of connection as they signal movement through time and space.
I consider that we live within a fabric of interwoven connections,
with some being visible and some are not.
Wrapping is a way of “holding center”. We wrap what we care about and what we want to protect. We frame special images, encircle loved ones with our arms, and wrap gifts in special papers. I think of the act of wrapping as an essential archetypal movement and the wrapping itself as a kind of skin which mediates the space between inside and out.