Artist Statement

This body of work has been an exploration in understanding and appreciating the complexities and subtleties of individuality. Casting torn up love letters, writings, and fabrics, into carved and painted cast resin, serves as a multi-dimensional vehicle in exploring what it is that truly connects us, as living, breathing and conscious organisms.   I have been examining and becoming more familiar with the idea that each person has as many faces, with as many stories written beneath, as they do acquaintances. Similar to the web of information that is spun out to form a virtual character within social media, my intention is to rearrange fragments of a whole story to create my portrayal of what the individual embodies.   Everyone knows everyone else in their own unique way, and even the people we are the most intimate with will forever remain mysterious beings. I find this to be the essence of beauty and romance.

CHRISTOPHER OWEN NELSON