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Welcome to Artski Studio...the Art & Illustration leg of my work. 

This is an ever-evolving gallery of my work. If you find a piece you are interested in, please contact me so we can discuss how to get it in your hands. 

Thanks for your interest!

-CJ

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Artist Statement:

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Title: Community

Media: Found Objects Sculpture including wood, metal, natural elements + gauche & acrylic paint

 

Approach:

When I set forth to create a sculpture I typically begin with a theme or word. I do very little planning and spend quite a bit of time equipping my workspace with tools and materials that will enable me to build quickly, while honoring my inspiration for the piece. 

 

I prefer to work with found materials (both natural and man-made) and find satisfaction in giving these remnants of our society new purpose. In addition, I am driven to include elements that will trigger the curiosity of the observer including hidden areas and abrupt or unexpected additions of objects, textures and colors. 

 

Community:

This piece surprised me. With the intention to produce a sculpture themed around “grief” I was somewhat dreading the work. Grief by definition is a heavy subject, but as I began to work I found myself producing a piece that was more about the process of grieving and what that means to each person. 

 

The materials I chose took on a coastal theme and began to culminate in a glimpse of a trip to the beach (a source of great peace for me). Once I completed the sculpture I went to work researching the spiritual meaning of the elements including sea fans, reeds, sand dollars and bumble bees…all of which are deeply rooted in the idea of community and a true reflection of The House That Lulu Built.