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 Maya Attoun’s ink drawings “Expect Poison from Standing Water” examine ink’s response to water from different sources, which speaks to the phenomenon of a boundary that forms within the sea where different streams of water mix. Tap water, pool water and seawater serve as a conductive material for the ink that spreads and disintegrates and produces the image. The title of the work comes from a book of collected texts by William Blake called “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.” Blake sees the devil and the angel as representations of opposing forces within the human spirit: ‘energetic creators’ and ‘rational organizers’. The drawings evolve from the properties of the matter itself into the water as a metaphor for emotions and consciousness in which parallel currents of opposing impulses exist.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Expect Poison from Standing Water

 Maya Attoun’s ink drawings “Expect Poison from Standing Water” examine ink’s response to water from different sources, which speaks to the phenomenon of a boundary that forms within the sea where different streams of water mix. Tap water, pool water and seawater serve as a conductive material for the ink that spreads and disintegrates and produces the image. The title of the work comes from a book of collected texts by William Blake called “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.” Blake sees the devil and the angel as representations of opposing forces within the human spirit: ‘energetic creators’ and ‘rational organizers’. The drawings evolve from the properties of the matter itself into the water as a metaphor for emotions and consciousness in which parallel currents of opposing impulses exist.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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