Paige Wideman


 

I am a collector – wood, metal, stone and glass.  Intrigued initially by each object because of its shape, I find their physical traits to be connected to those of humans.  The choice of materials is also significant, not in conveying a historical time line, but rather in their abilities to hold texture, creates interior space, present visual weight and show a natural coloration that works with the overall combination of mixed media. 

I live with these objects, each possessing a unique history prior to my collecting them.  Eventually, a visual dialogue begins to form between various elements.  I see a new story emerging from a collective past.  Repetitive shapes and images create a familiarity amongst the individual works.  In putting various elements together and sometimes incorporating newly made ones, the process of letting go of a part of its past is necessary in order to become something new.


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