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Caroline Burton

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The path of this current work, an investigation of the rabbit, follows forms composed of chicken wire or hardware cloth. Each structure is a specific grid network that is first created and then drawn from different angles. The lines of the drawing describe the wire structures precisely as seen, adding an obsessive quality that reflects the creative process. Once the environment is established, related sculptural objects are placed in the surrounding three-dimensional space.

Psychologically, the grid creates order and structure, collecting and enclosing objects that seem to be unconnected. The back-and-forth interchange between sculpture and drawing opens areas of new artistic exploration--spaces where transformation yields to the unfamiliar, where abstractions and realities become frames in which forms may take on another personification.

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