Charlotte Schulz

Forgiving of an Inexactness
2007

These two large-scale drawings embody rather disparate ideas relating to unaddressed grievances, gravity, and Galileo. During a symposium on 9-11, I was led to think about those who capitalize upon the grievances of a particular population or group—a performer for the aggrieved so to speak—in order to forward a proscribed agenda. And, along these lines, I considered the ritual of official trials and testimonials that provide venues for bearing witness to grievances and atrocities of the past in order to reconcile, heal, or set a wrong to right. As well, I linked the notion of mass curving space and the effects of gravity to that of events, small or large, creating a deformation in our psychic sphere and causing a curve or ripple, whereby a force is felt. In science, Galileo replaced the idea of a static conception of moving bodies with a dynamic one, overturning previously deep-held beliefs. Throughout history, these shifts in assumptions or righting a wrong do not always succeed or hit the mark, hence, the phrase Forgiving of an Inexactness.