SEE / SAW
The title See/Saw is a play on words using the present (See) and the past (Saw) and considers the function of the playground apparatus “the seesaw” which represents an opportunity for children to be active participants in teamwork, trust and joint cooperation as the act of going up and down requires the weight of both sides. The driving creative force behind See/Saw is this metaphor of past and present, what we currently see and what we have seen in our memory, the ups and downs of actions and the leveling out through cooperative learning through communication. In this case Batcules uses her distinct abstract technique to create a layered, textural visual blind effect illusion comprised of linear bands of colour using the scientific principles of colour theory to create a push/pull, foreground/background effect with the intent to create a sense of looking through a window to another reality – being in the present and looking through the blinds to the past or present.
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