“You have always been a strong example of an artist who leaves traces of the interaction with the material as part of the work. Why is this important to you?” asks interviewer Susan Cummins in conversation with Myra Mimlitsch-Gray on the ART JEWELRY FORUM
“Sometimes the trace of making is simply the way it is. Tools leave marks. Or it can be an aesthetic device, an evident signal to provoke the viewer or user. Operating from a position of skill, I choose when this trace is passive or active, and whether it provides clues to the content I am pursuing. In this way, the mark is literally crafted, and it functions ideologically.
I fabricate, both literally and metaphorically. I render facture. Seams and joints expose the process and undermine the image that an object may present. Something seemingly solid is suddenly not. The viewer is engaged in the fiction and analysis that is simultaneously evident. I am interested in the absurdity of making a thing that can be both banal and urgent, and I enjoy how, by the authority of craftsmanship, I can pull strings in both ways.” read more