Series State of my Mind, Green, Stéphanie Kilgast, 2017

Series State of my Mind, Green, Stéphanie Kilgast, 2017

Hey There!

Today, I’m sharing with you the latest series I’m working on, I *think* it will be about the different states of my mind, although, I might change my mind (huhu) about it as well.

Standards : Appropriation

This one started because of an art proposal I made for a residency where the theme is standards.
The general idea of that particular art proposal was to always take the same base and then play around with various colors and shapes on top of. I called it standards : appropriation.

Art Proposal, Standards : Appropriation, Bauhaus 2018, Stéphanie Kilgast

What interest me here is to change a standard object into something personal, as I believe creativity is the essence of humanity.
I also like the systematic approach where half of the work is always the same and the other half changes but also adapts itself to it.

Environmental

Now the second aspect of my life and to a certain extent my work, is the environmental question. How to find a balance between humans thriving culturally and intellectually without completely destroying our habitat. It is frustrating and maddening, and I can’t get rid of that obsession. Putting it into art isn’t always easy, but at least I have something to work on, am I right?
Which brings me to the first of a new series. For now, I call it “Green”.
I took a tin can (trash!) and I added some of my old miniature fruit canes that where lying around, waiting to be used or sold. (also trash!)

Simplify

Another aspect that was important to me in this new series was to simply each artwork. As you probably know if you’ve been following my work a bit, I tend to add a lot of variety in just one tiny artwork. For the sake of sanity, I wanted to try another approach where I focus on a few shapes and just one color.

Emotional?

Last aspect is the sensitive approach to the whole series. Right now I am going towards putting into shape the emotions that inhabit my mind. As the environnemental / eco-friendly / rational / moral sentiment is an important one and I also want to work on doubt, profusion and a few others.
This series of work also started in a very intuitive way. I followed a hunch and the idea is growing while I sculpt, so adding the layer of emotions feels right.

Thats’ about it!
Have a fun day!
xx
Stéphanie

13 thoughts on “Simplify

  • September 29, 2017 at 10:38 am
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    Love this creation: colours, the idea behind it, emotions….everything!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 11:37 am
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    This piece seem to be kind of a goodbye to the miniature food episode of your life 🙂

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    • September 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm
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      In a way it makes it even more definite, although I said goodbye beginning of the year already, when I sold all the minis I had left 🙂

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  • September 29, 2017 at 11:43 am
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    Wunderbare Idee. Gleiche Basis aber dann die eigene Kreativität ,die eigene Kunst leben lassen. Und ich finde es Klasse dass du dir so viele Gedanken um die Umwelt machst. Wir sind nur Gast auf der Erde und die benehmen sich eigentlich und haben Respekt vor anderen Lebensformen wie den Pflanzen und Tieren. Stattdessen ist Geld und Macht für viele das Höchste ,egal ob alles zerstört wird oder die Tiere leiden müssen. Hauptsache billig zu bekommen. Diese Haltung regt mich so auf und ich komme mir vor als sei ich auf dem falschen Planeten gelandet. Deswegen finde ich es toll dass es immer wieder tolle Menschen wie dich gibt ,die noch nachdenken wollen. Little Hope for our planet.

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    • October 1, 2017 at 12:02 am
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      Ja ich habe mein Leben ziemlich umgekrempelt so dass ich weniger schädlich bin.
      Ich versuche meine Arbeit auch danach zu richten, wie gesagt, diese Opposition Natur / Menschliche Aktivitäten versuche ich schon seit Monaten zu finden. Und auch kleine Kunstwerke zu machen hat für mich mehr Sinn, ich glaube man kann grosse Ideen auch klein verpacken und weniger Materialen dafür benutzen.
      Na ja, work in progress!

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  • September 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    très intéressant tout ça
    merci et à suivre alors

    jolis tons de verts ;o)

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  • September 29, 2017 at 11:20 pm
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    I like this new series of yours! The concept of mixing trash tin can, edible greens but miniature ones… the shapes and sizes varies… very interesting end result and different from what I’ve seen of your previous work… although I’ve been away for a while so I’ve missed the latest ones 🙂 It will be interesting to see what you will create next!

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    • September 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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      yes, my work has evolved quite a bit this year and hopefully will still evolve in the future.
      Glad you find it interesting!

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