Tegnebiennalen, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, 1997

Rituell Ferd

WE ARE LOATH TO BELIEVE
THAT A TIME OF
DESTRUCTION
AND RUIN LIES
IN WAIT FOR THE
WORLD, EVEN
WHEN WE WITNESS
THE TOTTERING OF
MOUNTAINS.
AND WHERE THE
WINDS NOT TO DROP,
NO POWER COULD PULL
CREATION BACK
FROM COLLAPSE.
BUT IN FACT THEY
DIE DOWN AND
GROW VIOLENT IN TURN,
FIRST RALLYING AND
THEN CHARGING
BEFORE BEING REPULSED
ONCE AGAIN.
AND SO CATASTROPHE
THREATENS MORE
OFTEN THAN IT
OCCURS; THE EARTH
BUCKLES BUT RECOVERS,
AND HAVING
TOPPLED REGAINS
ITS BALANCE

LUCRETIUS,
DE RERUM NATURA, VI, 565-75

Rituell ferd, 1984, 150 x 120 cm. Museet for samtidskunst

Mine bilder bygger på tegnspråkets nervemønster i svart/hvitt.
Budskapet bæres frem av valørens mangfoldige atmosfærer.
Streken – omrisset – åpner og lukker formens identitet.
Og her finner jeg energien som våkner – skyggespillets frihet.
– Ulf Nilsen

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