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Larry Merriman
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Much of the sculpture I make stems from a desire to understand activities, events, and people that are part of my daily life. A recent example, "Southern Magnolia," is an installation about the actions of (and my interactions with) two neighbors, about a tree on the boundary of our properties, and about the mundane task of collecting its leaves. In my sculpture, I typically use both found and created materials associated with the activities, events, and people of interest. For example, "Southern Magnolia" incorporates photographs of the tree, excerpts of conversations with my neighbors, and a year's worth of leaves from the tree.

www.larrydavidmerriman.com

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