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A belated statement: I Found Blood and Some of It Was Mine
Statements, and formalities get me. And on a blog, first person or third? Seeing as this was not for here specifically, it’s in third. But for you, or me, I’ve adjusted it so-
From her (my own— and my partner’s) large collection of knives artist Jaclyn Quaresma (I) has (have) selected these for her (my) series I Found Blood and Some of It Was Mine.
Jaclyn (I) has (have) engraved the blades with inscriptions adding to their history some of her (my) own. She (I) has (have) encased them in hinged boxes that allow the viewer the possibility of handling the knives, the thin wire waiting to to broken, the knives waiting to be used, to become part of your history.
Jaclyn Quaresma (I) is (am) a Toronto-based multimedia artist who investigates personal interactions and their public meanings. Quaresma (I) attempts (-s) to subtly activate our senses to provide the viewer with a more holistic experience of her (my) work. Quaresma (I) is (am) a graduate of the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Quaresma’s (my) work has appeared in Toronto’s 2011 Nuit Blanche, exhibitions at Justine M Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, 47, Toronto and the Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga among others.
On ‘i found blood and some of it was mine’, little bits from something by Christian Quaresma
I found blood and some of it was mine, September 2012
The title I found blood and some of it was mine tells almost as much about the piece as the knives themselves. It says how to approach them, how the artist approached the project, from a distance. The relationship is an intimate one that has come under investigation. The first frame of thought encompasses only the blood, almost by itself, independent of body or meaning and than we are given the ambiguous line “some of it was mine” which draws the artist into the scene though her role is not certain…
bits from my september show i found blood and some of it was mine
A friend with a good heart who has put on the event/auction One Less Paper Cup every year for the past four to raise money for a great charity he is involved with called Grounds For Health.
The concept is pretty simple- artists and other talenteds are given a ceramic cup that looks very much like the paper ones we all carry our respective americanos, lattes, cappuccinos, and assorted teas in, to artify.
This year I had the privilege of participating. Here is a peak at what I did and a bit on the event with some other photos.
art work and art work to be.
I reassembled my studio today. It was in shambles after September’s show and I hadn’t collected my thoughts enough to put everything where it needed to be.
This is my wee art work storage section. All glass boxes and frames are completely customized before they are shown- brass detailing, doors, hinges, clasps, the softest wool felt backdrops, hidden words, anything to bring you into the frame and closer to the work.
youwantwater asked: Do you have any knives left?? I would love one.
I do! would you like me to email you info?
I Found Blood And Some Of It Was Mine
i’ve loved the stars too fondly
inscribed knife, brass wire, handmade frame, brass clasp, brass hinges, bergamot oil
Currently available at Klaus