Sweetly Broken; Fully Surrendered

Tension, Observed

This piece was a part of a three person exhibit featuring the work of Griffin Buhman, Kelle Moran, and myself. Titled tension, OBSERVED, this show was up from November 9th through the 15th, in Gallery 209 at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

sculpture project.

Lately I’ve been working on a sculpture project to fit in with the theme of “fear”.

I began looking up definitions of fear, and what the opposite of fear would be. I thought about the things I’m afraid of. I thought about loss, and how fear is often relating to the things we have in our lives that we don’t want to lose. We also want control, and we don’t want to lose balance. We build our lives on our relationships, our career, our possessions…but none of those things are guaranteed to remain stable.

For me, I know I have no control over my circumstances. I can do my best to hold onto people and things, but life is unpredictable. The only stable thing for me is God, and He’s the only thing I can trust.

Dressers me think of storing and protecting things, and how fear relates to not being able to keep things, and having empty “drawers”.

I decided to stack my own drawers in a somewhat precarious manner, to represent our human attempts and struggles to build up our lives and protect what we value. But the drawers here are not stable, they may fall if bumped or knocked into.