27/6 V from the series 'Footfalls'

Linda Karshan American
Printer Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Publisher Galerie Hein Elferink

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Karshan’s abstract compositions are records of their own creation. Since 1994, she has allowed "an internal order" developed through intuition and personal choreography to determine her work’s structure. This radical approach derives equally from the liberal arts (dance, philosophy, and literature, especially the work of Samuel Beckett) and psychology (particularly D. W. Winnicott’s theories of "transitional space" and creativity, on which she wrote a master’s thesis). Each composition reveals a particular rhythm Karshan develops during its production, in which she counts, making marks at predetermined beats, and then turns the paper (if drawing) or the printing plate or block in a counterclockwise motion. A personal order is created through the measured repetition of motion and mark; in this way, she relates mathematical systems to that of the body, showing how "processes all have a structure; math, after all, is a human construct, too."

27/6 V from the series 'Footfalls', Linda Karshan (American, born 1947), Etching

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