“Introspection” abstract expressionism on porcelain vase

Finally the finished painting which I started here , called "Introspection" abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.  The painting is completed with lustres, platinum, burnishing gold and accents of liquid bright gold.

 "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

"Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

 

 I’m looking at expressing the notion of introspection when you are not in love, but really wishing you were, and questioning why you’re not in a relationship with someone.  So I’m looking at the intense relationship we have within our head and selves when we don’t want to be alone and are desperate to be be in love, and looking at the representations that reflect the broken record that plays in our minds of “why doesn’t he/she…?” “why can’t I find someone who….?” “I’ll never find…” “nobody wants me” “why can’t I look like/be like…” for example.  This process of introspection often causes us to stay trapped in our heads….it can be paralyzing, tiring, hurtful, loathsome, saddening, makes us angry, and even pitiful when we ask “why me again” etc…Sometimes we can spend so much time looking into ourselves, not accepting ourselves and loving ourselves for who we are, that we miss the moment for the next relationship.  It is this intensity of introspection that I’m wanting to express.

 

 "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

 

Here when you look top down into the vase, it is in the shape of an eye- the centre represents the iris which I've painted in platinum, and creates a mirror for the viewer, another interactive element for the viewer.

 

 "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.   "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

I love how the light reflects the centre paintings, it's always moving and shimmering, drawing your eye back and forth to the front and inside of the vase.
 "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.   "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

 

What is the writing all about?

The use of asemic writing for this piece took a while to explore, read more here.  I was trying to figure out part of my 'eyes on porcelain' painting for a while...there was an element missing to the concept around it which asemic writing would help unlock for me.  The more I played with the designs in sketches, and discussed the ideas for the concepts behind this painting with a great friend, I realised the missing link.  The missing link is about missing the moment, and if you miss the moment, it's because you didn't trust in that moment.  It seems that when love is all around you, you miss the moment because you didn't trust in the time, the person, or yourself to be open to that space which will allow love.

So then it makes me wonder about the correlation between destiny and trust.

 "Introspection" Ingrid Lee 2013. Abstract expressionism on porcelain vase 435 x 185 mm.

My interpretation of asemic writing

Some of what I've done is following the idea that the symbols leave the design open to interpretation, other times, I've written the full word but it's how it is positioned or repeated or interwoven which creates the abstraction.  There are natural gap in the backgound lustre work, into which I have squeezed words that represent or repeat 'trapped' there are notions of I want, quiet, noisy and other representations of the emotions one feels when being introspective.

 

Here are some more links for asemic writing to show other inspirations:

Asemic limbo 4, Nancy Bell Scott

Asemic limbo 4, Nancy Bell Scott

Photo courtesy: Nancy Bell Scott

Post-literate-on  Tumbler

Post-literate-on Tumbler

Photo courtesy: Post Literate

 

Asemic Calligraphy from Mirtha Dermisache

Asemic Calligraphy from Mirtha Dermisache

Photo courtesy: The New Post Literate

 

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I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process of this art work...some pieces take more time in the planning- most of my abstract or expressionist work does! 😉  Sometimes waiting for the right piece of porcelain to express a concept is worth the time- like my spider vase last year, see here.  Big thanks to my Australian porcelain supplier Interdec Australia who invest in bringing these beautiful pieces of porcelain here- it makes my creative process easier 😉

 

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5 Comments
  1. […]  This is often a normal part of the creativity process (see another painting where this happened here), and rather than force the creative process, I usually go to experimenting with techniques; and a […]

  2. January 23, 2015 -
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    It is beautiful love the expressions in the eyes n the writings layout is nicely grouped ... There are many elements yet no clutter ..... Excellent work ! :))

    • January 23, 2015 -
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      Thanks, I'm glad you like these works....sometimes the creative process takes a while to get out...but finding the right shape piece helps more!! It was interesting to plan the work for the writing details, or you are correct, it would look cluttered or like doodling! I did wipe off a few of the designs before firing for sure ;)