My work is an experiment in translation: from the somatic experience of being in a body into something that we can see. So my work isn’t image-based, nor is it idea-driven exactly, but it leaves marks that make an image, and it causes me, and hopefully others, to think. So it’s kind of backwards-conceptual. The work is inquiry-based, which means that I really don’t know what I’m going to end up with.
Our brains and our hands are designed for communication, and art is a direct, if not linear, form of communication. My questions are existential: what is it to be human? And my source is concrete: the stuff of the body. Where this leads is out into nature, which is the larger body. And it also leads back into our species history, our anthropological development. It also leads into the spaces between the structures, which leads back out into the universe.
Image featured on this page: Rebecca Haseltine “Shift #9,” Ink on Mylar, 36” x 52”, 2019