Paige Pedri - Statement
Life can lead us in so many different directions and paths. Along the way we make choices and decisions (conscious and not) that give us new experiences that can challenge us and lead us to learn new limits within ourselves and in the world around us. Maybe we discover that former rules no longer apply or that our fears were really unfounded. It is through these experiences where we can begin to break the internal chains and, hopefully, find a sense of freedom.
My work is directly related to my experiences of living and the roller coaster of emotions that result. To make sense of my internal process, I abstract elements from the human form, common objects, and even occurrences and transform them into new realities. I am interested in how the newly created forms connect and relate to each other and blur the distinction between front and back, side to side, top and bottom.
There is a symbolic reference to self-imposed and/or social constraints resulting from my experiences in the world and the inhibitions and/or freedoms that result. These ideas are reflected in how the final pieces change in their mood and form as you move around them.
I hope that my sculpture invites you to look closer, look around and through them and be surprised by what you might find on the other side. Maybe you will feel their tension or liberation. They may remind you of something familiar, yet distant in your memory.
Life is always changing, people are always changing. What we know to be true today, may not be so tomorrow.
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