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Silas Breaux

Artist Statement Submitted 2014

My work serves as an investigation of the relationship between the natural world that the oceans, rivers, and estuaries have shaped and the fabricated order that we impose upon what is left for our use. The focal point in my studio practice has become where these two realms intersect, the site where the transformation occurs. My imagery is typically derived from a rural landscape, as seen from a distant and detached vantage point. This perspective allows me to examine the aesthetic of this ordered construct in relation to the assortment of marks that occur naturally. The distance affords me a view that allows me to focus solely on the visual aspects of these variations. This removed point of view is crucial to my practice, as I feel it allows me to remain a neutral observer to the state of flux that circumscribes our countryside.

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