Scarcity/Plenty – I believe that my work relates to the concept in two ways.
1. I use an excess of repurposed materials, collected from my home and community to point out the the scarcity of time and environmental resources that planet earth has left.
2. I collage the objects to create a balance between cluttered and empty spaces.
My sculptures and installations take the craziness of motherhood and environmental destruction to create something beautiful. My installations use all of the debris from my house, studio, and community, including old kids’ clothes, paint globs, packing peanuts, rags, pieces of old projects, and gloves. There is a beautiful richness to these materials, which are otherwise considered trash. I incorporate the fabric and debris with dirt and other natural elements. I want the work to feel alive: simultaneously growing and decaying.
Although I am not an artist who has mapped out the meaning of my work ahead of time, I bring to it whatever I am thinking about, including feelings surrounding motherhood, concerns about the political climate, and fears regarding the destruction of the environment. I am able to use my artistic process to work through the mess of life, and ultimately arrive at a form that I find really beautiful.
- DR. LANA SLOUTSKY, Curator of Collections & Exhibits; Museum of Russian Icons.
- ALEX CIESIELSKI, Gallery Director; Guild of Boston Artists.
- JARED BOWEN, GBH Executive Arts Editor.