Debbie Kupinsky
Tapestry
2014
porcelain
8' x 10' x 12"
This piece grows out of my interest in the conceptual construction of landscape and formalized images of the natural world. I am interested in the many ways in which artists, designers, writers and others, represent the idea of the landscape and our relationship with the natural world. The tapestries of William Morris, bursting with birds and colored flowers, create a formalized landscape that cannot exist in the real world and yet in them we recognize the beauty of the natural in an altered form. These manufactured landscapes are ones that bridge the gap between the sensory and the immaterial forms of the imagination. My own interpretation of landscape is a one where the forms themselves do not attempt to depict a real landscape, but to interpret and create a personal and stylized version.