Bill Wolak

 

THE GOLDEN MIRROR'S SECRET

 

THE MAGNETIC PATHWAY'S DESPERATE TINGLING

 

LIGHT TRAPPED IN HONEY

 

Artist statement:

In my collages, over and over again I am drawn back to the representation of the body in all of its manifold complexities and subtleties. It’s the same in my poetry. The juxtapositions in these collages find ways of playing with the theme of embodiment by using the imagery of flowers, sticks, bulbs, and skeletons. Wherever I look, I am reminded of the body and and its centrality to our experience and consciousness. In this set of collages, the perishability of embodiment is suggested by the various materials used to construct faces or bodies. Flowers, sticks, and bones remind us of the fleeting nature of body, but also of its beauty.  Such representations remind us that embodiment is a gift that cannot last, a gift that must be celebrated even as we are surrounded by death, disease, and suffering of every sort.  

 

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