Title

Untitled [Sculpture]

Faculty Advisor

John Roth

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Sculpture

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

I am a storyteller. I am giving a voice to my family -- and others like them -- that live their lives silenced by social oppression. I was raised in a blue-collar household, living off the grid: lower income, no credit, mostly everything second hand, no central air, well water.

I share my stories through photography and sculpture. I reveal memories from my past, as well as thoughts and impressions of my present. Through art I gain a sense control of my thoughts—I analyze my family, values, and my home as a method of analyzing who I am as a person today. I scrutinize social class, the human condition, and the meaning of happiness. My work is personal and intimate, following the themes of family, and socio-economic issues. My family being my main subjects throughout my work. I believe my work is my order within the chaos of life and the experiences it brings.

My pain is expressed through my work. I try to explain my thoughts through imagery, text, and physical forms. I determined to be empowered by this place where I have lived in my whole life. I have found pride in my home, living conditions, and family, because these molded me into who I am today. Though perhaps I did not grow up in what society would view as the “ideal” house, I was raised in a home that was nurturing and whole. I grew up loved. I no longer wish for something different. I dream not of extravagance, but simple financial stability and happiness.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Untitled [Sculpture]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Artist Statement

I am a storyteller. I am giving a voice to my family -- and others like them -- that live their lives silenced by social oppression. I was raised in a blue-collar household, living off the grid: lower income, no credit, mostly everything second hand, no central air, well water.

I share my stories through photography and sculpture. I reveal memories from my past, as well as thoughts and impressions of my present. Through art I gain a sense control of my thoughts—I analyze my family, values, and my home as a method of analyzing who I am as a person today. I scrutinize social class, the human condition, and the meaning of happiness. My work is personal and intimate, following the themes of family, and socio-economic issues. My family being my main subjects throughout my work. I believe my work is my order within the chaos of life and the experiences it brings.

My pain is expressed through my work. I try to explain my thoughts through imagery, text, and physical forms. I determined to be empowered by this place where I have lived in my whole life. I have found pride in my home, living conditions, and family, because these molded me into who I am today. Though perhaps I did not grow up in what society would view as the “ideal” house, I was raised in a home that was nurturing and whole. I grew up loved. I no longer wish for something different. I dream not of extravagance, but simple financial stability and happiness.