Artist Statement Submitted 2016Stephanie Patton
Humor plays an important role in my work. I often use it as a device to bring attention to more critical issues. Issues that remain constant in my work are an exploration of mental and physical health, themes of healing, comfort and self-preservation. I use materials and processes that personally speak to my conceptual concerns and often allude to various emotional states, all of which are meant to serve as an invitation to lure the viewer into their own state of self-awareness. My work often addresses psychological themes while exploring the relationship between humor and personal therapies.