Rituals 2014Text By Natalie Rathwell
Updated: Nov 24, 2020
The exhibition Rituals evolved from Waxman’s subjective imagery and from the act of drawing a single form or object in multiple repetitions. Although the body is understood both physically and metaphorically as a concrete unit, it is subject to our perceptions and interpretations of it. Waxman’s repetitive ritual of drawing and painting brings to the surface of her consciousness the many combinations of associations that she and we, the viewer, have with the body and memory. The “ritual” of drawing in repetition is Waxman’s main tool for questioning, searching and developing a conceptual language. With each movement of the hand in a given series the artist expands on a single idea in the form of a line, shape or brushstroke, until it is no longer one idea but the many possibilities present in that idea. The body for her is an expansion, flourishing, in movement, touching what lies beyond through its infinite possibilities.