Vander Vennen, Alice
Cobourg, Ontario
Artist Statement
I work with multiple materials, creating an assemblage that suggests a story. The narrative speaks of gathering the work of divergent cultures, histories and generations. Tapering willow twigs and knotty grape vine tentacles frame perhaps a hundred different textiles, each attached with thread, strings, copper, wire and weighted with smooth stones or other found objects. The assembled sculptural form may be reminiscent of a quilt, a canoe or a totem. I strive to have the materials form a new voice, a celebration of the human spirit in relation to its Creator, whether from secret spaces or the most flamboyant expressions.
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