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Cyrilla Mozenter
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill



ARTIST STATEMENT:

My work is symbolic language—exploring and describing—correspondences and continuities. Inner/outer: winter warm light spring dark cold— both several all-at-once.

I make large banner-like wall pieces, freestanding constructions and works on paper in which there is a tension between two and three dimensions. Each piece, while complete in itself, is also an aspect of a larger whole that is revealed in accumulation.

I hand stitch industrial wool felt with silk thread and entomb objects such as hazelnuts and cuttlebones in layered thin strips of handmade paper. I use letters and words that relate to basic sounds as well as words and phrases from Gertrude Stein. I draw with pencil, paint with gouache, cut and glue.

Early on in these investigations, the phrase "warm snow" from Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts became an organizing principle. Snow and felt are insulators and make quiet. Cold temperatures preserve freshness. In cold regions life is reduced to essentials. An occasional thaw, however, enables flow. In the Grail legends, Parsifal sets out on his quest in the month of May— and it's snowing: warm snow.

In the liquid of the Arctic Spring that follows, preservation is at risk. While spring suggests new life (and hope), in this locale it is also menacing. Long-buried creatures float to the surface, sleds morph into boats and barges. The Arctic Joker (2012) exposes his toes.

a hole is a true are Gertrude Stein's words. Photography is newly integrated. The dark grey felt had me thinking about shadow as substance, black holes and matter falling into infinity.

the failed utopian steps further in. With Masaccio's Expulsion from Paradiseas image-reference, Adam and Eve were the first failed. Their failure remains with us. It is our sorrow, and it is our challenge.

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  • Arctic Hare
    2011


  • Arctic Joker
    2013


  • the failed utopian XVII (white/yellow)
    2014
    Pencil and gouache on Japanese handmade paper / 25" x 39"
    25" x 39"

  • the failed utopian XVI (badge)
    2014
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 50.25" x 72"
    50.25" x 72"

  • island r
    2012


  • Banner for the Arctic Spring I
    2013
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 36.5" x 71.5"
    36.5" x 71.5"

  • Banner for the Arctic Spring II (I served as a bear)
    2013
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 41" x 69"
    41" x 69"

  • sled for the Arctic Spring
    2013


  • far away
    2005-2013
    Pencil, wool felt, toothpick, silk thread on a double-layer of handmade paper / 22" x 30"
    22" x 30"

  • why winter
    2013
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 72.5" x 72"
    72.5" x 72"

  • why winter - Detail
    2013
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 72.5" x 72"
    72.5" x 72"

  • bbcmbc
    2014
    Pencil, gouache, silk thread, cut-and-pasted paper on a double-layer of Japanese handmade paper / 12.25" x 16.25"
    12.25" x 16.25"

  • the failed utopian XII (lasso)
    2014
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 12" x 12"
    12" x 12"

  • Pool
    2008
    Pencil on industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 2.5" x 12.5" x 12.5"
    2.5" x 12.5" x 12.5"

  • Polar Bear Pass II
    2009
    Pencil on industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 58.25" x 76.75"
    58.25" x 76.75"

  • the failed utopian V to VIII - 4 Panels in Sequence
    2014
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / Each panel is about 75" x 73"
    Each panel is about 75" x 73"

  • the failed utopian VI (failed)
    2014
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 75" x 73.75"
    75" x 73.75"

  • the failed utopian V (the)
    2014
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 75" x 72.75"
    75" x 72.75"

  • sled
    2011
    Industrial wool felt hand stitched with silk thread / 5" x 5.75" x 2.5"
    5" x 5.75" x 2.5"

  • the failed utopian XVIII (wanted)
    2015
    Pencil, gouache, cut-and-pasted paper on Japanese handmade paper / 39" x 25"
    39" x 25"
 








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