My work incorporates a wide range of found objects. It’s a process that involves linking together objects not intended as art materials and establishing a symbolic meaning.
When wood is worn or split, metal is rusted or bent, when fabric is soiled or torn, newspaper print is faded, they gain a character which unmarked materials lack. When an object can be identified, more specific associations can be made. Matter that surrounds us every day is made to be more visible.
With every work of art comes a duality of matter and spirit, making the integrity of the arrangements thought provoking and evocative.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born in Chicago and moved to Amboy, Illinois in 2006. Primarily a self-taught artist, I strive to widen my knowledge through intense study, including various cultures, techniques, and processes. Political, social, and environmental issues are important to me and often find its way into my artwork.
© Rosalie Koldan