Vivian Liddell - BOUND

Statement

Landscapes, even in the abstract, carry a new meaning in the face of global warming. These works indirectly reference the sea and fire—both elements that can calm us or destroy us, depending on the context.  The Sarlacc is an alien pit with menacing teeth that threatened to eat the heroes in George Lucas’ Return of the Jedi while Princess Leia strangled the evil Jabba the Hutt with her own chains. It made a huge impression on me when I saw this film as a child, and I use the Sarlacc as a sort of ensō-like symbol in my work; it represents the void—but with menace. Although nature is like the void, neither good nor bad—it can start to appear as the enemy when it threatens our lives and creature comforts. Of course, we are really our own enemy here. I hope we can muster the strength of Princess Leia to choke the global catastrophe we have created before it’s too late.


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Vivian Liddell
“Bound”
Sewing, fabric, yarn, synthetic polymer and spray paint on monotype
8.25" x 8,25"
2017

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