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Heather Freeman
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

I was always interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious and popular iconographies. With the birth of my son Quinn in 2008, this interest shifted to the linguistic growth of children. As his ability to express the world matures, so accrue his fascinations, from construction equipment to video games, from monsters to death. My relationship to him, and as a mother in the New South, has also evolved. I find myself investigating old interests (science, mythology, human history, popular culture, folklore) through the lens of this New Motherhood, with all its self-doubts, flailing, and absurdity, contrasted with deep assurance and resolve.

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