INFO / STATEMENT
My approach to art making is rooted in my design training and the belief that the best solution often comes from the problem itself. Allowing each project to evolve naturally through a process of inquiry, research and immersion, I explore, interpret and distill visual opportunities into solutions that are specific, unique and meaningful. Void of preconceived ideas or forms, I have produced work ranging from ceramic installations to exhibitions of photography and mixed media works and been commissioned to create public art installations. Tempered by a minimalist approach – Loss, memory and the passage of time are often threads running through my work. Working in series to fully explore the subject, my work is multifaceted and drawn from my own experiences. My recent work is informed by current events, the effects of mobility and my response to place including a studio set in a century old steel yard. Inspired by swage blocks, industrial castings and USGS survey markers my current abstracted ceramic sculptures reinterpret industrial forms as elegant, refined and ambiguous objects allowing the viewer to to freely interpret the forms, their markings and their meanings.
photo: Chris Dalpe