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Artist Statement

         Everything is made up of structural and connective layers. Form and mood emerges and makes sense as a whole through my layering processes involving the selective buildup and elimination of connective elements. My aim is to explore relationships between mood and form as purely physical elements, and to expose them as psychological environments.

         I am interested in the space my figures exist in and the spaces my figures keep hidden. What is behind a jawbone, ribcage, or eyeball? What can empty space contain? Can a mood be bottled up inside and then exposed? Can it be brought out completely? My work explores questions like these through layers of opacity and transparency. I want to get to the root of the psychology of the mark that creates an image that can speak for itself. 

-KV


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