Rhexistasy in geology is the state of extreme change that presages new life. Change and breakdown are followed dynamically by breakthrough. That instant of breakthrough is called biostasy, a transformative leap into life. I have been working outdoors on unstretched linen since the summer of 2017 to bring sun and wind and rain and temperature change into my work. To be and to work and to exist in the environment. Letting in the daylight and the nighttime sky, the ground and the air. Working on the ground, open to the elements. Open to emotion.
(c) Eva Mantell 2018