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Martha Whittington

Artist Statement Submitted 2018

In my work, I map the borders between life experience and sculpture, striving to engage the audience first with the simple beauty of the made object and then to lead the viewer to listen carefully to the thought and the embodied concept.

The constructed environments I make speak to the tenderness and innocence of the human spirit as it faces life and labor.

By recreating the history of significant objects and ideas such as manual tools, antique devices, and life experiences of laborers, I build an immersive experience. This new view of life and labor asks the audience to re-examine concepts, archetypal associations and connotations.

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