I have a collection of Antique paper dolls. One day while looking at them and noticing the little rips and stains, I saw a metaphor for childhood : a delicate state, very easily damaged and once torn the evidence will always be there. I wanted to show this sequence: the trauma, the damages, the coping mechanisms and finally the overcoming and using that adversity to refine and define oneself.
I don't really have a coherent theme. I like to make things that don't have a practical or prosaic purpose. I like the idea that objects have their own symbolic language and nothing has a definite meaning other than what someone attaches to it. As I create these pieces I have an idea that the pieces could be set up in a manner that is ritualistic or symbolic, but further interpretations would be unclear.
FROM RIVER’S EDGE GALLERY
Such diverse visions and yet the pieces that these artists have collaborated on flow evenly and naturally as if they were suppose to be one. The pieces they have created separately for the show “Splinters and Paper Cuts” are as diverse as their choice of medium, Tim’s being wood and metal and Audrey’s being paper and canvas.