In a symbolic way, Fluid Resistance’s body of work represents undercover resistance against the uninvited duress that, although accepted by logic, is rejected by our subconscious. This outcome is a celebration and homage to the time dedicated to those necessary, but so often unappreciated, efforts.
From a technical point of view, this artwork is created from multiple layers of painted high-density paper that have been cut using lasers. The process of the creation starts with a digital drawing, with each minuscule element drawn individually and recreated in five consecutive layers. The painstakingly time consuming process has a deliberate aspect of enchanting the passage of time in a way that acts as a commemoration of all the hours in our life that we commit to the necessary, from the heart, beneficial but sublimely contested efforts and endeavors. The hidden aspect of the high volume of labour enchanted in this work is deliberate, representing the unaccounted amount of time that is dedicated to those rarely acknowledged endeavours. Each of the pieces consists of at least forty hours of manual rendering of the image, which acts as an enchantment of value, represented by the commitment of time.
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Kasia Dzikowska speaks about her work, 'Fluid Resistance'