Artist Statement

Chrisél Attewell

We are surrounded by landscapes and societies that are traumatised. Within these landscapes, there are traces that could tell us more about the many ways in which we are connected to each other, to other species, and to the Earth. Finding such traces in the environments around me, and deciphering their nuanced meanings and histories, is the driving force of my artistic practice.

My work is a response to the natural environments that I explore around me and often includes natural materials, such as clay, glass, wood, and stone. A central part of understanding my work is to consider what these materials communicate. Each material contains information about our interconnectedness with the Earth and involves elements of curiosity, play, transparency, fragility, tension, and balance.

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