Kristin Cammermeyer

Region: Midwest

I derive the structure, material, and process of my work from uncanny visual circumstances in the architectural terrain of our constructed environs. These points of interest are generated in the space where intentions collide. There is a futility in our attempts to construct our environment for efficiency, since the systems are doomed to corrode and fail. I acknowledge the idiosyncrasies of the site where I work to initiate the piece. I utilize this framework to probe questions related to structural integrity and the viewer’s encounter, and to subvert expectations. I respond to the meaning of the material I choose through the gesture of construction, application of color, and the quality of light incorporated. The deconstruction of a piece is integral to it as I question the value of labor in relationship to the fleeting nature of all things.