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Candice Ivy
South Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Built within the foundational lines of my work is story-telling. Narrative and metaphor are the means through which the lens of my work is located. Through this lens, I engage with the shifting dynamics of perception, community and culture. Experienced as a densely woven fabric, culture blankets the land and its inhabitants. Embedded within its ever moving weave, are all stories of its past, re-threaded, re-invented and relived through constant generational retelling.

Experienced through this framework, every individual’s story of their past shapes their present, thus lending a non-arbitrary contribution to the whole. Over the course of my career as an artist, my work has sought to tap into these individual narratives in order to understand the means through which we are all the sum containers and creators of our larger cultural story.

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