I seek to imbue my work with an agency that extends far beyond my own fingertips. Sensory information such as scent and light push the work further forward where I can no longer reach. Like a physical, proprioceptive experience within a soaring architectural space, light and scent are encompassing and unavoidable. These sensations extend the gesture of the work into multiple dimensions of comprehension and in/tangibility. It is through these portals that the sacred & mystical realms can be accessed.
I want to strip away the superficial layers.
I want to reconstruct the canon.
I want to find meaning in exalted nothingness.
I want to be true to my perversions.
I want to move forward, not proceed straight ahead.
I want to prostrate myself at the altar of heresy without undermining my reverence.
I don’t need to know, but I want to understand.
— Kirstin Willders