AP TOTEM LAB
A person or thing regarded as being symbolic or representative of a particular quality or concept.
The AP Totem Lab is a series of hanging wall sculptures, created with wood, cord, metal, paint and soul. These forms check off all the boxes for how I want my art to be and how I want to feel while making it. There in as endless realm of exploration within the confines of the parameters I've set. Sometimes limiting the possibilities can actually offer more freedom to explore.
Tools for enlightenment... Art can be a place of introspection for both the creator and the viewer. These central, symmetrical forms become a focal point for meditation, deep thought or day dreaming. Humans are drawn to symmetry, as our own bodies are quasi-symmetrical. Some Totems have been ingrained with characteristic in their title, like Totem of Clarity, or Totem of Power, others are left for the viewer to decide.