The temporary and permanence of home is explored in this body of work, titled Abide. These concepts are expressed through sculptural artworks made of various leftover materials found in and around my childhood home.
Changes applied to these materials allow them to become new creations. I work with an earthy, monochrome pallet that adds a natural quality to my work and complements the use of wood and stone in my practice. There is a great sensitivity to my work that invites the viewer to look with careful consideration at the imprints, carvings and textures integrated in the artworks.
The various sculptural structures question the stability or vulnerability of their construction. This derives from the biblical image of the steadfast house on the rock compared to the unsteady house on sand. When storms come only the house built on the firm foundation stays standing.
Abide further explores the processes homes go through with renovations consisting of stripping damaged parts and adding improvements. These acts of removing and including are reflected in my art making processes.