MEDITATION

IN

BLACK

A MINDSCAPE INSTALLATION

2008 Millworks Gallery Inc.

Akron, Ohio

A stripped-down study of repetition and form rendered entirely in black.  Featuring paintings on tar paper and painted wood sculptures, the 30+ pieces work both individually, as well as collectively, to allow the viewer to step in-to, and out-of, what Teresa describes as a "thought-loop."

Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko in the studio during the making of Meditation in Black. Publicity photo. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Taping-off tar paper in preparation of cutting stencil. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Cut stencil images. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Painted-in stencil. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko during the making of Meditation in Black. Concept for installation came during a dark time... it was both a daily diary, and a meditation. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

The finished black-on-black painting after removing the tape. When displayed side-by-side, each 24" x 48" panel ties-into the next, creating one overall composition; like the days of a week, or thoughts in a loop... Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

4' x 8' sheets of OSB waiting to be transformed... Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Clean-up in aisle #9... Studio was in a 3-bay garage which included an hydraulic lift. The apartment was upstairs. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Panels were cut from OSB because it's texture worked well with the flat black paint, and it was cost-effective. An unintentional result was that many viewers thought the final pieces were fabricated from metal. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Waiting for paint. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko during the making of Meditation in Black. "Draw with the Saw!" Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Cowboys...yeah. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Painted panel. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

My little Jackie-boy,aka: Jackie Juicy-Fruit Jones (RIP) I love ya, funny boy! Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

In the studio of artist Teresa Bosko during the making of Meditation in Black. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Some assembled pieces next to the "thinking" chair. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Waiting to be assembled... Panels were hinged together with black satin ribbon, (much like a corset), forming folding-screen-like sculptures. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Finished panels waiting to be assembled. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

In the studio of Artist Teresa Bosko during the making of Meditation in Black. Through that doorway and up the stairs were the living quarters... a great space. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko
Meditation in Black by Teresa Bosko

Artist Teresa Bosko in the studio during the making of Meditation in Black. Copyright 2007 Teresa Bosko. All Rights Reserved.

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