Amanda Friedman

    • I begin on the floor. I emphasize the imperfect ripples of the surface landscape and layer breath, trying to create oneness, absorbing a felt shape. I activate and float the paper, allowing it to explore negative space. Scale, contour, movement stages, capture, and allow a battleground. I question linear time.

      Feelings are weighty, textured; they hang in the atmosphere. They knit together a sympathy upholding daily life.

      Inside, outside, back, front, around, through. I am hysterical!!! There is more, but we can talk and walk across it now and later, again.

      The title of this series, "Thought-forms" comes from the 1901 theosophical text by Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, outlining a mystical visual vocabulary of concrete emotions.

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Thought-form: Uncertainty, 2012, oil, charcoal and house paint on paper, 69 x 76 x 2 inches
Amanda Friedman
Thought-form: Hi Five, 2012, oil, stick, printer paper and house paint on paper, 74 x 60 x 2 inches