Alicia Piller in the Albuquerque Journal / Journal North in New Mexico
“Walking the line of science and history, my work endeavors to reconcile questions about existence. I create sculptural work using original techniques with leather, detailed with found materials. I invent structures that are biological in essence but speak directly to divine energy. The goal of each piece: convey an understanding of the validity of science and the unseen energies. Biological patterns and cross-section like designs were first born out of numerous inspections of my father’s medical books, are interwoven with references from the natural world. Historical themes stem from my love of storytelling, the history of earthly objects, and my degree in the study of anthropology.
I breathe life into constructed components; transforming the new and discarded in order to transport the viewer into a new world. I save 85% of my waste: leather scraps & experimental shapes, incorporating them into each work; what I call art composting. My interests involve experimenting with the re-creation of specific biological cells, diseases & anatomy tied to the African diaspora. I am interested in re-creating small-scale cellular and anthropomorphic shapes, combining these ‘studies’ into larger undecipherable forms; with the goal of linking the subject of race, with biology, spiritual energies, & the universe.” – Alicia Piller
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