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Travis Childers
Virginia

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

When I begin to create a new piece, I look away from traditional art materials to the things we use and encounter and every day. I enjoy the challenge of transforming something commonplace into a new object, keeping in mind the original purpose of the material when giving it new meaning. Although the materials I use are ordinary, I think they can make interesting statements about the world, human nature and the issues affecting all of us. With the new objects, I try to invoke a response by playing with scale and repetition, as well as with feelings of repulsion, intimacy and sometimes preciousness. A lot of my works deals with issues that are serious or topics that I’m concerned about. In dealing with these issues, I prefer a subtle or humorous approach.

www.travischilders.com

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