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Kristina Lewis  San Francisco, CA

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About Kristina

Wielded by our hands in daily tasks, utilitarian objects become extensions of our bodies, prosthetics in the service of our desires. Because they can’t act on their own, we fold, compress, hide and stack them. We economize, and then use them unconsciously. If objects are generally used as a way of extending my body into the world, how would they act without my constant imposition on them” Once separate from my body, how would they extend themselves” To begin this inquiry, I deactivate the use-value link that makes objects into tools for me. Once stripped of their “usefulness”, I ask, how do these objects or materials grow, now that they have lost their original function” I imagine that the resulting components have their own bodies and through accumulation are intent upon working together to grow an even larger body. As in nature, where specific mathematical principles provide structure while allowing countless variations, I create strict boundaries that insure a pattern, but within which the outcome is ultimately unknown. Through this process, I suspend my everyday experience with inanimate things in order to study the possibility of their animation.

About “System of Recovery” (top):
Made from first aid tape, drinking straws, crinoline, plastic tips, cardboard, wood, acrylic, acrylic polymer varnish, vinyl Resin, adhesive

About “Caution” (bottom):
Made from plastic tape, plastic and rubber tubing, cardboard, rubber, wood, paint, adhesive

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"LOOKS like jewelry"

"I do however, really enjoy many of the images on your website. I truely do."

"i would have been much more impressed if I hadn't read the pretentious artist statement. let the peices speak for them selves. I hate it when I find a peice of work or a body of work I fall in love with, only to have my experience broken by the creator. In great art the best part of you can show through in you work. Don't ruin it with what you think about your self."

"I think it is very output. It is wunzerba!"

"Mary, you're kidding right? Jeeop is fully right that they are doodly free form kinds of work. And nice, easy and fun."

"That art piece is amazing!! I want it in my room!"

"very decor friendly objects. i think there is some inspiration to be found here for the interior designer."

"If these weren't thought out they would not have the balance and appeal they have. The 1st reminds me of natural coral. The 2nd is a beautiful 3d doodle. I'd like to see jeeeop doodle like that!"

"The abstract, other-wordly quality to these pieces provides immeditate visual stimulation. Moreover, this quality serves as an excellent contrast to the use of everyday materials. It creates this amazing tension between wanting to be able to iditenfy with what is presented--almost a sensation arising from my gut that tells me I should be able to identify with it--and wanting to be overwhelmed with the individual creativity of the artist."

"wonderful, can these be bought. i am very interested in the artist."

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