Therese Bolliger

Excerpts from the Anonymous Gestures series , (erased version)  1998 

Anonymous Gestures, ( erased version ) 1998  to present  
both series ,  black and erased,  1991/1998  -  to present
charcoal on paper,  22” x 30” each,  unframed

Erasure  acts as a gesture through which to withdraw from visibility the carefully folded forms,  a reversible process, paralleling the notion of “undoing”, of “unmaking “ their previous state of existence. The subtle trace that remains is but a fragile history. The folded napkins, in their brief moments of existence, embody a fragile, ephemeral vocabulary of forms, a trace of  elaborate, poetic gestures, a reminder of their temporality and the passage of time in general.