2011 Statement – Anna Hepler
During the past few years I have been making plastic, inflatable sculptures that slowly deflate and flatten. With these forms I observe transitions between two- and three-dimensional states, revel in both, and achieve neither. I am intrigued by the convergence of opposites evident in this work and the restlessness of the finished objects.
My prints and drawings evolve from these sculptures. The seams on my inflatables or the gestures and planes of my small ceramic forms map an intuitive process of decision-making. Later I fix those lines in prints, or photographs in order to honor the serendipitous nature of the original effort. I wonder then — am I getting closer to the center of things?
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