Allyson Burkholder

Artists Statement:

Being an artist is about making connections. Making art is forming new ways of living. Life is a beauty of art in its self.

My art focuses on creation of thoughts and concepts. Not all art is beautiful. Some is ugly, painful, or disgusting. Material design helps to approach and translate these ideas.

The beauty in reused material comes from the rugged dirty life it has already lived. New material seeks a virgin meaning, awaiting its first appraise. Combinations of stories can be created through the use of materials and ideas. Representation, and experiences allow us to uniquely understand these new connections.