Claire Kennedy

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 In my work, I create relationships between haphazard objects in space in order to create unexpected dynamics. I aim to break away from taught boundaries in regard to physical space and the expectations of familiar materials. I produce my own language by mediating found and fabricated objects, then placing them strategically to converse with each other and the viewer. Using wood, duct tape, glue, paint, paper, plaster, and other materials, I construct compositions that formally speak to painting.

Within these works, I utilize a lexicon of repeated motifs such as stars, dots, and sprinkles as both an exploration of decoration and meaning making. Like poetry, thoughts and spaces between moments are fragmented, creating opportunities for curiosity. By focusing on the authentic mark of my hand, I am perpetually attempting to operate in a state of childlike play.