katebradford
the fourth, the fifth.restructuring for freedomrope of sandhow far is the nearestthe meridian of lifeshineintentionoh my, my, #15.oh my, my, #19.oh my, my, #18.
between here and there 2009
......between here….......................

..............and there……


i have never written an artist statement that reflects the meaning in my work. never a reason to nor a desire to. probably from fear or simply the preference in hearing someone else's interpretation rather than mine….
….maybe i just have had nothing to say.

i work towards the aesthetic, driven by materials and design decisions that motivate me to play. first starting in granite and limestone to metal and now to wood.

i have tried this time, again to work with new materials but to also reflect on what emotions have brought me to my design decisions. or at least see the materials in a new way and face the questions they bring to me……….

…...….dealing with space, the lines that lie between them, the connections, the disconnections. patterns and parallels. relationships old and new. where you’ve been and where you’re going. the beauty of change and resistance to it........here and there….....

how can two very different materials interact in a space that creates beauty and ugliness at the same time....that creates a division and a cohesion at the same time? how to find balance? where does one start and the other begin? when to challenge and when to surrender?

more questions than i have answers and maybe i’m not supposed to have the answers, at least not yet. maybe i just give you the questions so you can come to your own answers…. as we all should. maybe the point is to have the desire to look for your own answers by asking questions. the balance, the trick, is not getting bogged down with so many questions that you can’t see the answers.

maybe in art, the answers or meanings are not what’s important. it’s the questions that can be revealed to find your own truth and beauty in it……....as in life too…..…..

….….maybe it’s just somewhere between here and there.








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