Blurring the line between organic form and structural design, “Emergence” is an attempt to allow my ambitions to emanate on paper. Due to the physical ailments related to Lyme disease – chronic fatigue and pain cause constant limitations. My goal with this series is to conceptualize how my resilience can overcome these obstacles. Bold rather than feeble, the imagery seeks to signify rising above my limits in an exhibition of strength.
The symmetrical compositions create graphic abstractions. The use of mirror imagery transforms the subjects into unrecognizable pictures. Thus, the ideal visual representation of Lyme: others constantly perceive my physicality differently than I experience it. The images are from places I have traveled – destinations which have influenced my optimism.
My hope is that the abstraction allows the viewer to bring his or her own interpretations to the forms and structures.
Jamie Drobnick is a printmaker and photographer from Petaluma, California. She studied fine art printmaking at UC Santa Cruz and is currently an Artist-In-Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.
April 5th, 5-9pm
117 Walnut Ave.