Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Bobbi McMurry

2016

CV/BIO

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Eternal 11
2016

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Eternal 12
2016

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Eternal 14
2016

Artists Statement

Eternal

The passage of time has heightened my awareness to the transitory nature of life. As my children “leave the nest”, I struggle with the changes wrought when I would prefer some to remain frozen at specific points.

By freezing living things, in this case, flowers, my work explores the conflicting nature of trying to hold onto the transient. It shows the contradictions inherent in attempting to preserve ephemeral moments, which cannot be caged and tamed, often with unexpected intrigue that unfolds naturally.

By freely abandoning myself to indulge in the fantasy of freezing moments, I provide my audience the seldom gained experience of viewing the transitory as eternal.