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LAURA PETROVICH-CHENEY
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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Ideas begin for me during my walks. I give value to what is ignored, stepped on or washed up as debris, like abandoned birds’ nest, decaying tree trunks, puddles of rain water, discarded boats. Things that are in a state of transition, which have been exposed to time, weather, insects, and animals, are the most intriguing materials. In this ephemeral state, its interior life is vulnerable. The material has been. I collect these things to preserve them -­‐ to hold on to some semblance of its former vibrant self and try to prevent its ultimate demise.


By playing with textures and surfaces, and by using processes such as burning, casting, skinning, impressing, sawing, piercing, hacking or cleaving the materials become new. My destructive, energetic marks retrace the visceral inscriptions made by time. The aggressive actions made by nature and me, creates mystery and the work investigates my relationship to nature I want people to reconnect with our natural world before it is irretrievably gone.

 

 

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