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The Fermata Series- A Beginning
A fermata (also known as a hold, pause, colloquially a birdseye or cyclops eye, or as a grand pause when placed on a note or a rest) is a symbol of musical notation indicating that the note should be prolonged beyond its normal duration or note value would indicate. [The Harvard Dictionary of Music, p. 310]
[subheading customclass=””][/subheading]-a hold, followed by a discretionary release
As I began honing my ideas into something specific and narrow to explore in my art work, I moved through my collections of salt and pepper shakers, past my collected Great-Aunt’s china and stayed for awhile with our pottery bowls. These vessels are designed to hold:
•our soup and rice
•our thread or yarn
• for those of us who have homeschooled: small counting stones and other math tools
I drew penciled picture of bowls, noticed cool icons of bowls at the Korean restaurant I visited in the fabric district of NYC and I stacked the bowls I have by color and shape and size in the cupboards. It didn’t hurt that we’d recently moved and everything was new again, and needed to have a home that was just right.
As I pondered these containers, my mind shifted to a broader application. Holding. What do we hold? How do we choose what we hold onto? What goes in our collections and when do we decide to share them?
As I began this journey in my art, I considered these questions at the beginning of each piece- an element of holding was necessary for it to become a part of this exploration.
Come visit again as I share more of these works and let me know in the comments- What are some of your treasured collections? What do you hold onto?