Agents of Change - January 13 - February 16, 2014

Agents of Change

January 13, 2014 - February 16, 2013, Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library

Comment on the Agents of Change Series

Questions about the relationships of the words "natural" and "artificial" led me to realize that while wood is a natural material, unlike plastic and glass which I have also used; the process I applied to wood was a process that could be considered artificial.

Asking myself what process might be thought of as natural led to further questions, and the Agents of Change series. I attempted to allow the rhythms of growth and energy of wood to reveal themselves. That sense of energy remained even when masked by alterations by man or natural forces, which I named the Agents of Change.

This turned the making of art into a more passive activity, which I call "found processes."

All this name making is an attempt to keep myself from losing myself in this sea of questions. Nothing is as expressive as the wood itself.

Arthur Koch

Examples

Water, Waves Wounds, Decay, Regrowth Wet Rot