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Kerry Phillips

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Eliciting relationships of a collective narrative while challenging notions of place and consumption, I work with beautifully rich objects and items that are borrowed, discarded, or collected. I invite others to share their things, collect all of a particular kind of thing from my studio, or gather together the engaging things that others have cast aside. In this process, my work honors the memory that the object holds—of those who have touched the object, loved it, passed it down, left it behind, used it, and eventually discarded it—and opens the door for new memories to be formed. Relying heavily on insight, good oldfangled farm know-how and MacGyver-like resourcefulness, I make sculptures, installations & performances, creating meditative spaces in which you can project your relationships and your stories onto the objects & stories assembled together.

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