Exhibition of the Month

December 2020

Pamela Olin

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Artist Statement:

 

My art is all about transition. Making connections is what drives me.  Life has changed in many ways and my work is evolving with me.

The medium I choose changes based on how/what I want to communicate and the excitement of working in different media enhances the process. My painted figure work strives to illustrate a state of being. The silver lines represent the energy that flows through and connects us all. The Spiral Series of sculpture is all about carving movement out of space. This is me being loose and abstract, evolving. Feeling the cuts and forces that flow around us.

As an artist who works primarily in three dimensions, I am always looking for ways to make art more tangible - yes, please touch! My teaching philosophy is one of learning by doing. Experience is everything. The exploration of materials and meaning in the classroom as well as in the studio should allow self-expression and reflection. Process is integral to the work - the conscious realization of what our hands and minds are capable of producing.

Evolving as a person and making art is a completely intertwined process. The decisions made when making an art object are as important and meaningful as the art piece itself. I encourage my students to experiment with materials, to push their ideas to the limit and to think always about the content of their work.

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