This image by Amruta Patil is from "The Broken Heart Repair Shop". I had one + wondered why there wasn't a place to get help. There is a shop for everything eles but!, including a car repair shop, which this is based on. As Nurse Candy I sat down with everyone who wanted to share their story. They shared their deepest woes + at the end I wrote a prescription of how to recover.
I knew then that I could only put work on the blockchain that represented permanence. My work would be about my dreams, my imagination + how I see the world. So the work you see is what I hope to be, not what I am, nor what I was.
I’m an artist focusing on process oriented, narrative based Site-Responsive projects that are a fusion of Environmental, Digital, Performance and Installation Art. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design at 51 after raising my son as a single mom. At SCAD, for the first time in my life, I learned to have an artistic practice. I was allowed complete freedom in the development of my projects, and, crucially, I was required to research and to document my process. This lead to the development of an artistic practice that dwells outside the scope of traditional disciplines. My works incorporate the use of multiple mediums built upon a foundation of site-responsiveness, storytelling and process. I always ask: How can I best convey the concept of this work? incorporate multiple layers of meaning? which medium/s? Since graduation, I have continuously created, honing my process and practice and devoting my life to building my oeuvre under challenging circumstances.
Just hung Room with a View sculpture
A Site-Responsive, Site-Specific work, Sebastopol, CA
My art practice has multiple dimensions: I am a process oriented, narrative based artist focusing on Installation, Performance, Environmental and Virtual projects. Process is the foundation of my work, while narrative maintains the through line. I am medium agnostic, which allows me to use the mode of expression, materials and processes that best embrace the storyline.
I have spent the last 2 years focusing on building my virtual practice. In the next several years, I will be consciously working on integrating and fusing the various mediums into large scale environments that incorporate all facets of my practice.
Every isms and every theory should be studied, but they can only be viewed as hypothesis, not dogmatic credo; they can only be viewed as a source of reference, not as rules of religion; they can only be viewed as inspiring tools, not as absolute truth that halts any further critical thinkings. Only in this way can people cultivate creative intelligence, become able to solve specific problems, and emancipate from the superstition of abstract words.