Syzygy: A Union of Opposites

Syzygy (si-zuh-jee) showcases my work focusing on the union of opposing forces and ideas in the context of theories surrounding identity. Specifically, my visual research focuses on spaces that exist within the psyche and the unconscious, while using the body, mark-making and environment as a visualization of those spaces. This series of work also presents my explorations with using toner washes (a solution that uses toner from laser printers) to create positives for silkscreen.

Awakening Space
Awakening Space – Screenprint, 25×20″, 2019 – © grace sippy 2019
Dancing VE 8
Dancing (Edition Variant 8 of 10) – Screenprint, 15×21″, 2019 – © grace sippy 2019
The Mutable and Grotesque
The Mutable and Grotesque – Screenprint, 29×21″, 2019 – © grace sippy 2019
Glass Box EV
Glass Box (Edition Variant version) – Screenprint, 15×21″, 2019 – © grace sippy 2019

I am interested in creating figures in transformation and deformation (with extra or missing limbs, or using movement), and figures that are engaged in conflict and/or acts of love. By portraying these figures with ambiguity, it is my intention to create moments of hesitation, uncertainty, and questioning. It is not clear in many of the images if there are negative or positive acts being presented, and speak to the complexity of our own relationships with the Self, and how aspects of our identities (psychoanalytic concepts such as the personal unconscious, the persona, and anima/animus), are formed.

Syzygy Suite