The work of the President of our Board of Directors, Alanna DeRocchi. Titled, “A Part of a Place”, this work is made with ceramic, paint, graphite, foam, wood, caster wheels, and is 44” x 26” x 30”. She writes, "I can’t imagine feeling anything but detachment from something I myself did not witness. The only things I know for sure come from what was personally seen and experienced, and anything short of that is disconnected – surprisingly unknown and almost imaginary. The frustration from this has generated a desperate sense to not forget the things encountered in life and a desire to be a part of and make memories of things in the natural world that are mysterious and unfamiliar. The result becomes my work, which is a visual response and sincere exploration of this distance and estrangement felt from the world around me. It is a relentless search for a grounding- a way to create a connection, a history, to this world, however unnatural it may become, through my own observations and fragments of memory."
See more of her work at http://artaxis.org/alanna-derocchi/
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