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Michelle Dickson

Artist Bio

An awareness of the temporal is woven into nearly every conceptual and process-oriented aspect of my work. I often evoke a single moment that has been paused, while multiple layers of information unfold on a seemingly different plane of time. This relates to the process of remembering, as the body is paused in the present while the mind enters into the past. Experience with loss in my own life has inspired contemplation on wider themes. The fragility of the body is experienced in the crumbling buildings I see when I walk downtown. Rivers are highways are veins. The imagery of my work springs from these ideas. I use fragile, un-archival materials to evoke a sense of duration; each piece has a beginning and an end, just as each body does. The uncertainty of life in general is a simple yet powerful driving force behind my work.