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Travis Childers
Virginia

Artist Statement Submitted 2017

I’ve always used my art as a way to try to understand the world around me, as well as to confront the things that keep me up at night. Using the types of materials I do with the forms I give them, I want my work to serve as a catalyst to the viewer. That’s why, aside from using common everyday materials I also incorporate everyday actions in producing a piece such as stapling or stamping.
I’m also very drawn to the absurdity of things I see around me. The crazy commutes we have to get to where we make money and survival for ourselves or how we destroy forested areas to build our homes and then replant trees in our own manicured sense of style. My inspiration doesn’t come from the extraordinary but the everyday and the mundane. And in that I find endless amounts of inspiration.

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