Current statement.

Katie Simpson Spain :: Statement :: 2013, February

This work is a reexamination of organized outdoor activities, exploring relationships people have with the natural environment. I am interested in the thin membranes of safety which lie between the natural world and organized modern life. Often humorous and culminating in installation or video, this work combines recycled materials, fabrics, live plants, painting, sculpture and printmaking. I often re-create biological environments and the tools associated with them, like giant friendship bracelets or camping tools without function. These awkward works nudge at nostalgia of time spent in nature.

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2 thoughts on “Current statement.

  1. I just had this flashback to summer camp: making god’s eyes out of branches and yarn, and name badges made from slices of branches that we painted our special camp names on. weird. I wish I could be there for your thesis show…. you are AWESOME

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