Slings and Arrows

From the article: “Baisden wants the viewer to appreciate the intrinsic value of overlooked subjects. Consequently, she chooses very functional, utilitarian objects to tell viewers a story or to provoke them into responding with their own stories.

In Sling and Arrows, the artist used the mirror, shirt, angled door, and sling-back shoes in a strong, vertical composition. ‘The colors are in high contrast, emphasizing the unknown areas,’ she explains. ‘Ambiguous and undefined forms allow the viewer to imagine and create a story.'”

The story it weaves in my head is one of intimacy. There’s the certainly feminine shoe, and the masculine shirt that tell of lives shared in the same space, of close familiarity and joined memories slowly stashed in the closet, as warm as those wooden floors. I like!

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