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You Are Looking for Something That No Longer Exists

Alice Pixley Young's avatar Alice Pixley Young

My work explores the territory occupied by the familiar and it’s reflected other. Found and altered objects are utilized as visual talismans and touchstones between a shifting reality of memory and fantasy. The objects and their tableaux are explorations of duality, mystery, and the possibility of a different experience of reality. The unlikely juxtaposition of a domestic interior and forest landscape double as metaphors for the real and imagined, remembered and dreamt. The themes of forest and domestic space become the terrain of a collective unconscious and projected disquiet. The forest and domestic space are both situations and characters: they become a great presence both soothing and alarming, nostalgic and cryptic within the uneasy, staged realities they exist within. Found and altered objects, cast glass, lighting, projection, sound and other elements of stagecraft are used to evoke a surreal realm.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3'
  • Medium: found objects, video, audio
  • Width: 3'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 7'