artist statement

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Victoria Rene Vinton

Artist Statement

 

I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, the youngest of three. It was a time of Easy Bake Ovens, Creepy Crawlers, sewing machines, popsicle sticks and Sobo Glue. The possibilities to create were endless. Today I am still creating  with a variety of materials.

 

I like using anything but a brush to apply my materials, and the more tactile the better. It is the touching, scraping, coaxing, and basic unpredictability of it all that I enjoy. I try to keep a piece open to possibility until the last moment, when it’s reaching a finished point. I like being connected to what I create.

 

I am intrested with the ideas of time passing. Whether it be an aged piece of paper, caked cracked paint on a board, rusted iron or the late afternoon dappled sunlight in a grove of trees. It all means something has happened and still can. Time is not stagnant.

 

The patterns of these things are always beautiful to me. How it happens is sometimes unpredictable, as is the practice of my work.