In Greek Mythology, Nike was a Goddess who personified Victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. Around the time of the Titan Wars, Nike assumed the role of the divine charioteer, a role in which she often is portrayed in Classical Greek art. Nike flew around battlefields rewarding the victors with glory and fame, symbolized by a wreath of Laurel leaves or Bay leaves. In classical times, Nike became the goddess of strength, speed, and victory.
The power of Mehmet Sander, performance artist, is breath taking watch this You Tube video and see for yourself.
Mehmet Sander, performance artist, Single Space. Performance in a square.
Shelagh Wakely works sometimes with the in between and she makes forms from the space between two things. She is interested in borders and edges and with things that are there but you can’t see them or that are bigger than the container with which they are in. She works with stencils and spices which introduces smell into the sensory experience of an art work and with decay. She has placed fruits in side structures made with jeweler’s wire which decay and leave behind stones for instance. Or she has gilded fruits and vegetables which then decay in side the gilding.
To make seen that which is there but not seen or to give form to the spaces in between or the unspoken desires which may exist between a persona and a thing or another person are themes I have used in my own work previously. The in between spaces which have potential or may remain empty or in the state of non-being. It is the potential which interests me.
The Summer work has explored the meeting points of the inner world and the external space. It has been sited in physicality and movement driven by inner desire and in the meeting point in space I have various ways of making a Trace of that place where inner and outer worlds touch.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Artist who works with the body and space. See Reflective Writing post for in depth look at her work and the exhibition at the Cass Sculpture Foundation.
Checked out Ella’s web site (fellow MA student)
It looks good!
Looking at body sculpting rather than body building, this image gives the mix I find compelling. Fitness, strength, beauty of the individual and in this case, fashion.