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Travis Childers
Virginia

Artist Statement Submitted 2018

I’ve always used my art as a way to try to understand the world and our society, as well as to confront the things that keep me up at night. Using the types of materials I do with the forms I give them, I want my work to serve as a catalyst to the viewer. These materials mixed with the non-traditional processes I use to create the works, give the work its meaning.
I’m also very drawn to the absurdity of things I see around me. The crazy commutes we have to do to make make money and survival for ourselves or how we destroy forested areas to build our homes and then replant trees in our own manicured sense of style. My inspiration doesn’t come from the extraordinary but the everyday and the mundane. And in that I find endless amounts of inspiration.

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