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Jan Berg

23 April – 24 May 2013

Field Lines

Doilies and camouflage designs are my stencil templates. I begin by mapping out in pencil an airy skeleton; a blueprint resembling a geographical map to be filled with a language of tiny coloured circles. It is an uncertain language, sensitive to the vagaries of a time consuming, handmade process.

Field Lines reveal a rich and varied tapestry of intricate patterning and imagery. Notions of time and space are stretched in these small abstracted gardens, hung as if on a loom of white tracery: a web at once organic and geometrical.

Although of a small scale a sense of space is inherent in the work as each minute circle, scribed into the papers’ surface, encloses its own mysterious emptiness.

L-R: Jan Berg, Lichen; Heart Strings from a Green Land, 2013.