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Rebecca DiDomenico
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Artist's Statement

My work is a way of re-shaping the everyday objects in the world into another perhaps unexpected experience. I am basically a collector and translator of symbols. In the transformative process of making objects, I am constantly opening myself to deeper learning, striving to lift the veils of the physical world and enter the realm of the spirit. I am interested in the fundamental mystery, in drawing connections between disparate objects and elucidating relationships between similar materials. For instance, how can thread be used to represent purling water? Or what is the relationship between a canopy of islands floating overhead to islands rising up from the depth of the ocean floor? Or how is the smallest nuclear particle similar to a far off galaxy?

I think about the fleeting, ephemeral nature of a butterfly and the seeming solidity of a chunk of mica as if it is an equation. What can you add or subtract to come up with a new possibility? I like the idea of illuminating the world around us, as if I have a flashlight sending out a beam onto one pinpoint.

And hopefully, that beam will radiate out, shape-shift again and again and join with another source of light. The conscious experiencing of ourselves, our lives and work is known as witnessing. In the making of art we are fine-tuning the sensual media we are all born with. All searching for illumination, for the irresistible entanglement of every creative endeavor seems to me to be a longing for a deeper, mystical union.

Rebecca DiDomenico