Saturday, November 23, 2019

HCMA Artist Residency

My first Artist Residency with HCMA Architecture and Design!  This project was a collaboration with the HCMA team to represent the concept of Social Justice in a sculptural form.

Artist Statement:  The concept of Social Justice evokes the balance of resources for a healthy and hearty society.  Craft and the act of creation is a stimulus toward finding the true meaning of beauty and incorporating these ideas in the conception and process of creation. It is through a connection with each media that we gain a relationship that can guide a process of design that accentuates the virtues of the media.

A bowl?  The bowl represents a vessel for resource allocation.  It is an ancient human form that has a myriad of manifestations over time that are representative of the cultural identity of the society that shaped them.  It is through connecting with the processes of these various cultures that we can gain new perspectives on resource allocation to use materials in the most prudent and beautiful ways.

The collaboration with HCMA allowed for a creative relationship that conceptually directed the project.  The doorway carved into the inner sphere of the bowl is representative of a pathway for communication and connection with that which fulfills us.  The bowl spins on a fulcrum point to represent the ever changing and participatory elements of fulfillment. Though fulfillment is always changing, we can allow for a community of people to help each other reach for social justice in the activities of our daily lives and the lives of those around us.

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