ANN WELLES visual artist

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Frequencies
Frequencies
Circumstance
Circumstance
Transient Nature
A Transient Nature
Looking Forward
Looking Forward

The exhibit Marking Time presented these four pieces on the four walls of the gallery space.  They are inspired by time and each makes sound. 

Freqencies and Circumstance were directly across from one another, both conceptually start with ideas about experiencing the present. Frequencies features layered up, muddled audio; echoes of internal dialogs.  It is the artist speaking words she uses to explore ideas.  They are from her sketchbook.  Simultaneously, one hears mundane thoughts that occupy the mind moment to moment.
 
Circumstance has barely recognizable ambient sounds mixed together.  Two found objects are incorporated into this piece; an overexposed x-ray film and a metal object that is reminiscent of a pelvis.  Though it is not necessary for the viewer to recognize this object it is interesting to know that its designed intent was to prevent a calf from nursing.  It was attached to a calf's nose.  
 
Looking Forward presents oncoming time.  It is translucent and has a metronome inside of it.  A Transient Nature emmittes broken, irregular mechanical sounds that were recorded from a dying electric clock.  The suspended rock has a hole formed by natural errosion. 
 
It is also notable that for the exhibit Marking Time a piece also entitled Marking Time traversed the floor between Looking Forward and A Transient Nature.  It consiseted of 12 boxes.  The first box featured water; it was located nearest Looking Forward.  The last box featured rocks which sequed nicely into A Transient Nature

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