David Alan Sisk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manifestations

2009

 

 

This project was funded by a Community Artists Assistance Program Grant. This project was organized as a multi-layered method of creating meaning and representation. The project began by placing a 22x30" piece of paper in a public place with a sign that invited passers-by to 'Please Contribute' Once that paper was brought back into the studio, I cut the paper into 26 4x6" sections. This constituted an alphabet. Each image was numbered with a subject that was personally relevant. Then, each piece was considered as an object that was going to hold a process of manifestation. Manifestation, as it was employed here, was a meditative act of contemplating a subject and seeking to psychologically impose my will on an outcome. The aim here was to orient the project in a wishful thinking mindset and see what unfolded. The images were then created with a front, a back and a poem that was designed to encompass the subject and process of the manifestation. This project was exhibited in October, 2009. Within, the exhibition, the front of the painting was presented alongside the poem. The backside of each image was not exhibited. Also, included was an appendix. The appendix was a collection of imagery that further elaborated on some of the writing and in some cases showed the source material for some aspect of the project. Below are the complete collection of the front and backside of the paintings and the poems.

 

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Front side of all Manifestations paintings positioned where they came from on the original painting

Back side of all Manifestations paintings positioned where they came from on the original painting

Front of Paintings

Back of Paintings

Poems

MISSING BACKSIDE OF 22