In her further quest to wrest an expression of time from image motion, Watts has invented a way to put the print itself on the move. Inspired by Buddhist prayer wheels she has printed a panoramic view of our own Webster's Woods on a thin sheet of aluminum, which is in turn wrapped around a rotating cylinder and capped with a copper dome. For devotees, spinning the prayer wheel is a way of transmitting the prayer written over and over on a scroll coiled inside the drum. With the forest as her mantra, she has blended ancient with the contemporary to create a devotional object that honors the rotation of atoms and planets and reminds us over and over of the cyclical renewal of all things.
------Jake Seniuk, Executive Director/Curator
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