Deborah Koenker | Visual Artist | Vancouver | Water to Air

Water to Air

1998-2002


Snatches of enigmatic text exploring the dialectic of illness/wellness requires kinesthetic involvement to decipher; recycled car mirrors reflect the viewer’s own face and assist in reading the reversed text that is etched onto hand-blown glass spheres supported with steel rings. This reversal suggests a rethinking of societal attitudes to disability, especially to invisible disability.  The opposite wall is scattered with colour photos of clouds, contained in cast pewter frames with etched glass text.  While the wall of spheres and text suggests a rethinking of societal attitudes toward disability, the wall of clouds hints at the truism “every cloud has a silver lining" as the texts outline coping strategies--reminders or markers on the road toward wellness.

Deborah Koenker | Visual Artist | Vancouver | Water to Air
Deborah Koenker | Visual Artist | Vancouver | Water to Air