For this project I got friends to send me artist statements that they’ve found online. The statements could be from famous people, stay at home moms, and everyone in between. I didn't know who these artists were, I simply had their statements. I made sure I had no visual idea of what these artists make. Then I took these statements and created art based on them.
I created this video from the following artist statement:
Sent on Nov. 5th, 2012 from my friend Nathalie: Friend from choir, Zumba enthusiast
"Through my art, I share the beauty I see in objects that might otherwise escape notice. I’m inspired by a mysterious antique tool, its
purpose long forgotten and the purity of a tiny sun bleached bone peeking from the sand. By incorporating these elements into my work, I
am able to honour nature and our own evolution while telling new stories.
My love of collecting sends me on voyages of discovery, seeking relics from the past to create stories for the future. Whether I’m exploring the desert, a flea market or the dust laden back rooms of an antique
shop, the excitement of discovery drives my quest. Be it flora, fauna or man made objects transformed by the patina of time, my finds take on new life in my intricate shadowbox dioramas and assemblages. My work is
often a humorous reflection on the realities of life. If the feeling and memories that guide my compositions evoke feeling and memories in others, that’s magic enough for me."
Materials: Stop Motion & Light Bright