Alice Raymond: Translating Territories Series


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Alice Raymond

Translating Territories Series

Pen and Pencil on Paper

15" X 10" X 1/4" each (unframed works on paper)


Raymond collects words and translates them into geometrical drawings in a sketchbook she calls her "encyclopedia". This method allows her to represent the same word but spelled in various languages, thus taking on different shapes. When a shape coincides with the meaning of the chosen word, she paints it on an unstretched canvas that can be rolled or folded like a map. The final visual result evokes the vocabulary of an abstract landscape, but more than that, her linguistic paintings represent an attempt to frame the intricacies of translation and to map new personal territories.