Body of Work

Body of Work

I cannot describe my creative process or the meanings of my artwork, very easily or well. This is especially true for the pieces shown in this issue. They resist analysis and explanation as they would any destructive force. I can say that anything I have ever seen felt loved heard known made touched could be present – referenced, transformed, elucidated, ridiculed, mirrored, concatenated. What else I know is that making art for me is an intuitive, holistic synthetic, integral, un-conscious, self-dissolving act. I am a little reluctant to become more aware. But I believe that at its most basic, my art-making is an attempt to understand or reconcile or learn things that I cannot apprehend or process in other ways.

Isadora Duncan shared the same idea, when once she was asked what her dancing meant: She answered, “If I could tell you, I wouldn’t have to dance.”

Nevertheless, having curated this issue, I can see in retrospect a unifying subject – the Female – expressed in form and materials. Beyond that, I encourage you to find your own meanings, for all art is participatory, in exactly this way.
I want to know, “What do you see?”

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