Tina Bell Vance: Still Life with Torso

 
  • ©2003, Tina Bell Vance

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Title:


    Still Life with Torso

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2003

Size:


    17 in x 19 in

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Artist Statement:


    My work deals with the beauty of erosion and disintegration. I am particularly interested in the idea of the body as a structure or object. The dispossession of these structures is both mysterious and intriguing to me because I find an amount of personal discovery within the exploration of these places.

    The concept of the body as an object or structure is also fascinating to me. I view the body as housing for the soul: the spark within us all that makes us unique and gives us sentience. The act of disconnecting and re-associating individual parts of the body asks the question: “If a part of the body no longer belongs to the whole, does it still contain that spark?”

    My imagery is about displacement and unrest. Each piece is an emotional environment. I invite viewers to explore and question their preconceived notions of how they view themselves and the world around them. In creating these places and tableaus, I question my own ideas about traditional art forms and beauty, and redefine my aesthetic notions to include new ideas about shape, form, and structure.


Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:


    Cleveland State University