As an artist, Tory Franklin can keenly relate to the drive to constantly make in the lonely world of the studio.
Tory Franklin / Six Swans
Woolworth Window #2, 11th & Broadway
September 18, 2014 – December 10, 2014
“Grimm’s Six Swans has always been a tale that has resonated with me. As a child the magical transformation from human to swan sucked me in, but revisiting it as an adult the careful patience that the sister must go through in order to save her swan brothers is the alluring part. She cannot speak for six years and must painstakingly weave tunics out of star flowers. When she is accused of witchcraft she remains silent in fear of loosing the chance to change her brothers back to human, yet she continues to obsessively weave the cloth even as she is about to be burnt at the stake.”
“As an artist I can keenly relate to the drive to constantly make in the lonely world of the studio – often wondering why I am pushing myself to exhaustion and unable to articulate why I am chasing an idea in the midst of the process, yet getting up the next day and starting the cycle over again.”