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Artist Statement Revisions

"Throughout our lives, we come into contact with so many objects, that we’ve lost a

connection to who has made them or to whom they belong. Finding a way to honor these objects and utilize them became my sole intention in my art making practice. I was taught to put love into everything you touch, the mending of clothes, the repairing of objects, the building of projects, the act of cooking and feeding another, these actions are all done through your hands, these are all ways we nurture others and express emotion. Every thing that I create, repair, and collect, I also nurture and protect. Through the processes of collecting, nurturing, and repairing found objects, I create sculptural and performative works that explore the emotional and psychological effects of objects as they relate to familial memory and the various processes one uses to nurture and express love."

***Note: I have chosen to revise and edit my artist statement through the years and months, as my ideas change and develop. Currently this is where my artist statement resides--focused mostly on ideas of nurturing because all of the work that I am currently making is consistently surrounded by the notion of nurturing acts. I am currently collecting objects that relate to specific memories, and utilizing them in ways to impose nurturing acts--I am then, demonstrating theses acts through the creation of my sculptural installations.

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