artistStATEMENT

I am driven by my relentless urge to describe feelings through materiality. Conceptually, my work is based on the tension or the stagnation that is generated through managing emotional balance. The journey is never smooth; therefore, I aim to capture the varying stages that emerge.

 

As a sculptural fiber and materials artist, I am drawn to the manipulation of flexible materials. My work tends to be varied in appearance but it thematically focuses on the clashing of soft and hard; the transformation of plain or seemingly ugly materials to reveal their beautiful and delicate qualities; and the act of piecing and binding. Tension is created by stitching, pulling, and layering of the bodily-like materials. These elements come together to form the physical embodiment of maintaining emotional balance. Ultimately, I hope to evoke an alluring outcome from the struggle. 

©2016 BY LIZ HAMILTON QUAY