Statement

The complex way we experience our surroundings is the underlying theme in my practice as a sculptor and installation artist. Relating the distance between your chest to the horizon, your toes in the grass to the topmost branches of an oak, and the warmth felt atop your head to the sun beaming above are all experiences as visceral as they are intellectual. Intent on creating unusual experiences, I utilize the referential qualities of objects and imagery alongside the formal elements of materials and space to create works that intermingle the familiar with the unfamiliar. By implementing scale, principles of drawing within three-dimensional spaces, and the properties of both light and media I emphasize or alter how space is perceived. It is a means to highlight the intellectual space we inhabit in our relationship to our surroundings and objects.

Vanessa Brook Williams, 2015