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Artemis Herber
artemisherber@mac.com
My sculptures are open by nature. Although titled as Wraps, Fences or Walls in fact, they are none of these. They are single segments of painted cardboard that build womb-like realms and remind us of our nature. They are pliable, easily formed with structural cuts, and changeable thus becoming inclusive, exclusive, and interactive in their various forms. In those playful moments when single walls are being grouped together, various dynamic relationships are being formed: between the elements themselves, and another with the viewer who walks through the room installation with surprise openings obtaining new perspectives of the sculptural settings. Because of their scale, color and reflection of the metallic surface, they display a strong presence in their environment. The material used is both visibly vulnerable in its imperfection as well as particularly unpretentious, a medium that some may even consider "artless" and simple. I reflect on the suggestion of a natural handmade process and reduce the product to its most minimal expression in color, form and material, thereby forming my own language. By repetition and grouping the individual objects, I achieve ever-changing statements without removing the poetry from the results. My Wraps achieve certain characters and attitudes through their various groupings. They can be moved around by anyone at any time thus resulting in ever-changing scenarios.
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