elastic memory

karsyn degast

rubberbands and cotton
11.5 x 9 in.


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artist statement

My work is driven by processes that are complex and labor-intensive; I especially enjoy the obstacles that arise when utilizing non-traditional materials. The uncertainty requires me to continually resolve issues, ultimately aiding a better understanding of the material’s physical properties. I am interested in the opportunity to create unique forms by combining common objects with fiber elements and textile design techniques. The tactile qualities of these works call for close investigation, creating a relationship with the viewer that is both familiar and unexpected.

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