Faith Purvey

Region: Midwest


City / State: St. Paul , MN

I am eternally searching for an expression of the ether. I create paintings that explore constructions of the natural and urban wilderness as though in a distant dream.

I describe my work—which also includes photography, “fort” sculptures, and public installation—as being reflexive and having a circular relationship between cause and effect; between imposition and excavation of place, social and geographical landscapes, static imagery and functional work. I explore how the inner and outer topographies of people and places refer to the same body.

I am currently working within the Los Angeles urban infrastructure, using municipal spaces as sets for imagery that explores ideas about other worlds. I am designing a form to represent the Bermuda Triangle as a way to investigate geographical, political and spiritual subterranean landscapes, in an ongoing, community-generated public sculpture project.